Navigation Warning - North Passage Lord Howe Island
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Entrance to the North Passage, Lord Howe Island Lagoon
Replacement of lead lights to Sector Lead lights
Tuesday 26 March 2019 – ongoing
Roads and Maritime Services advises vessel operators that in order to improve navigation into the entrance of the North Passage of Lord Howe Island Lagoon at Lord Howe Island, the current lead lights are being upgraded to sector lead lights. These works commenced on Tuesday 26 March 2019 and will continue until further notice.
A sector light is a fixed aid to navigation that displays a light of different colours and/or rhythms over designated arcs. The colour of the light provides directional information to aid navigation of vessels. The safest bearing is 54.5o and is the centreline channel indicated by a white light. The light remains visible at day and night with a design range of 2.8 nautical miles.
Vessel operators are reminded to be extra vigilant and exercise caution when operating in the area.
This navigation warning remains in place until further notice.
MAPS and CHARTS AFFECTED
Australian Chart: Aus610 – Approaches to Lord Howe Island
For further information concerning this Navigation Warning, please contact Roads and Maritime Services on 131 236.
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