Navigation Restriction - Kiama Lighthouse, Tasman Sea - Aid to Navigation, Temporary reduction in range

Kiama Lighthouse, Tasman Sea
AID TO NAVIGATION – TEMPORARY REDUCTION IN RANGE
18 November 2017 for approximately 12 weeks

THE RESTRICTION

Vessel operators are advised that the Kiama Lighthouse, on the landmark known as South Head and near the township Kiama NSW, has been affected by a weather event and is currently undergoing repair that requires the installation of a temporarily light with a reduced range until a permanent fix is available.

NAVIGATION WARNING

Vessel operators are advised to exercise caution when navigating on the waters of the Tasman Sea in the vicinity of the township of Kiama, particularly during times of restricted visibility when the light is activated.

As a result of the necessary repair to the Kiama Lighthouse, a temporary light has been be fitted displaying the same flash characteristics as the usual light (flashing period of 20 seconds; 4 seconds on and 16 seconds off), but with a reduced range from 12 nautical miles to a maximum range of approximately 9 nautical miles.

MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED

Roads and Maritime Coastal Boating Map – 11 and 11A.
Admiralty Chart – AUS808 and AUS191.

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the Roads & Maritime Services Infoline seven days a week from 8.30am to 4.30pm on 131 236.

MARINE NOTICE SO1775

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