Notice To Mariners

Port of Corner Inlet and Port Albert

Location: Port Albert – Old Port Channel

DATE:  28 May 2022

DETAILS:  Mariners are advised that following a formal risk assessment the waters of the Old Port Channel at Port Albert have been identified as being navigable only by very shallow draft watercraft upstream of newly established #6 Port and #13 Starboard lateral mark gate buoys.

Accordingly, the following Aids to Navigation have been withdrawn from service.

Old Port Channel Starboard Lateral Mark buoys:  #1,#3,#5,#7,#9,#11,#13,#15,#17,#19,#21,#23,#25,#27,#29,#31

Old Port Channel Port Lateral Mark buoys:  #2,#4,#6,#8,#10,#12,#14,#16,#18,#20.

The Old Port Channel has been partially marked with new unlit Aids to Navigation established as follows;

Old Port Channel No.1 West Cardinal Mark buoy;

  • Lat.    38° 41.031’ S
  • Lon. 146° 38.016’ E

Old Port Channel #3 Starboard Lateral Mark buoy;

  • Lat.    38° 40.845’ S
  • Lon. 146° 38.180’ E

Old Port Channel #5 Starboard Lateral Mark buoy;

  • Lat.    38° 40.736’ S
  • Lon. 146° 38.331’ E

Old Port Channel #7 Starboard Lateral Mark buoy;

  • Lat.    38° 40.765’ S
  • Lon. 146° 38.522’ E

Old Port Channel #9 Starboard Lateral Mark buoy;

  • Lat     38° 40.668’ S
  • Lon. 146° 38.647’ E

Old Port Channel #11 Starboard Lateral Mark buoy;

  • Lat.    38° 40.406’ S
  • Lon. 146° 38.686’ E

Old Port Channel #13 Starboard Lateral Mark buoy;

  • Lat.    38° 40.335’ S
  • Lon. 146° 38.667’ E

Old Port Channel #2 Port Lateral Mark buoy;

  • Lat.    38° 40.822’ S
  • Lon. 146° 38.150’ E

Old Port Channel #4 Port Lateral Mark buoy;

  • Lat     38° 40.411’ S
  • Lon. 146° 38.657’ E

Old Port Channel #6 Port Lateral Mark buoy;

  • Lat.    38° 40.336’ S
  • Lon. 146° 38.634’ E

For further information please call Gippsland Ports Harbour Master on 0427 610 025.

Charts Affected:  Aus.181

Publications Affected:  Gippsland Ports Waterways online website available at;  https://www.gippslandports.vic.gov.au/boating/waterways-online/

Capt. Bevis Hayward

Harbour Master

Gippsland Ports

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