LOCAL NAVIGATION WARNING
Port of Corner Inlet and Port Albert
Cautions: McLOUGHLINS BEACH – McLOUGHLINS CHANNEL, OYSTER BED CHANNEL & OCEAN ACCESS ENTRANCE
Date: 3 April 2014
Details: Gippsland Ports has received confirmation of erosion debris and tree snags located upstream of the ocean access entrance in McLoughlins Channel, and, near the entrance to Oyster Bed Channel. The trees are reported to be covered at high water and may be exposed at low water. The tree snags have originated from weathering erosion of the treed banks of Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park.
The quantity and position of all tree snags that may be in the area is unknown.
The reaches of Mcloughlins Channel from the boat ramp to the entrance to Bass Strait and through Oyster Bed channel are subject to various “Speed Limits and Safety distances” as prescribed in the Transport Safety Victoria – Vessel Operating and Zoning Rules (VOZR) for Victorian waters. Section 4 of the State Rules applies to McLoughlins and Oyster Bed Channels as follows;