Navigation Warning - Offshore waters of NSW, Newcastle to Yamba - Shipping containers lost

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Offshore waters of NSW, Newcastle to Yamba
SHIPPING CONTAINERS LOST AT SEA
8 June 2018 until further notice

THE EVENT

Roads and Maritime Services wishes to advise that 83 shipping containers were lost over board from the ship YM Efficiency while transiting the New South Wales east coast. The shipping containers were lost approximately 30 nautical miles east of Newcastle. All regulatory authorities have been notified and actions are being undertaken to retrieve and recover items associated with the event.

NAVIGATION WARNING

Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has issued a Navigation Warning to all vessel operators between Newcastle and Yamba. All vessel operators are to exercise extreme caution when operating in offshore between these areas. Any sightings of debris or shipping containers is to be reported to Roads and Maritime on 13 12 36.

DIRECTIONS

Roads and Maritime advise in relation to the incident:

  1. Navigate with extreme caution as containers may not be visible on the surface of the water.
  2. Any sightings of debris or shipping containers to be reported to RMS on 13 12 36.
  3. No unauthorised vessels or persons are permitted to touch or remove any items that may be directly or indirectly related to the event.

MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED

Roads and Maritime Coastal Maps – 5,6,7,8 and 9

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has issued a Temporary Notice to Mariners as follows:

Chart affected – AUS 207/AUS 209/AUS 219/AUS 489/AUS 809/AUS 810/AUS 4643

Due to 83 shipping containers lost overboard in 33-02S 152-04E at 311430hrs UTC May 18 , obstructions on the seabed are likely to exist in an area bounded by the following positions:

33° 05'.0 S 152° 03'.0 E

32° 50'.0 S 151° 54'.0 E

32° 38'.0 S 152° 12'.5 E

32° 45'.0 S 152° 21'.5 E.

It is possible that obstructions on the seabed may exist in an area bounded by the following positions:

32° 45'.0 S 152° 21'.5 E

32° 38'.0 S 152° 12'.5 E

32° 08'.0 S 152° 33'.0 E

32° 20'.0 S 152° 51'.5 E.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the area.  

For further information concerning this Navigation Warning, please contact Roads & Maritime Services on phone: 13 12 36

MARINE NOTICE NH1845

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