Navigation Warning - Coastal Waters – Port Macquarie - Fisheries Aggregating Device (FAD) out of position

Coastal Waters - Port Macquarie
FISHERIES AGGREGATING DEVICE (FAD) OUT OF POSITION
Friday 19 June 2020 until further notice

NOTIFICATION

Vessel operators are advised that as a component of the NSW Government recreational Fishing Fee, the Department of Primary Industries places Fisheries Aggregating Devices or FADs strategically along the NSW coast.

The Port Macquarie FAD has dragged approximately 1.5nm south of its usual location and re-anchored at the below location in approximately 90m water depth, 14.8km ESE from the Hastings River entrance:

31 26.088'S 153 04.199'E

THE BUOY

The FAD is a yellow buoy approximately 1.2m high above sea level anchored to the sea floor.

The buoy will display a yellow flashing light with a range of 2 nautical miles with a flash rate of 1 second on / 4 seconds off.

NAVIGATION WARNING

Vessel operators are advised to exercise caution when navigating in the vicinity of this area. This navigation warning remains in place until further notice. Vessel operators are advised that it is an offence to secure or anchor a vessel to a FAD. Penalties apply.

MAPS AND CHARTS AFFECTED

AUS Chart 811

For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact the Roads and Maritime Services Info Line on 13 12 36.

MARINE NOTICE No. NH2045

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