Port of Andersons Inlet

Shallow Inlet Channel

Alteration to Channel Buoyage and

Warning: Shallow Inlet Entrance & Bar

DATE:  23 October 2015

DETAILS: Mariners are advised that due to significant changes in position of the Shallow Inlet Channel, the No.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 lateral mark buoys have been relocated.

Mariners are warned that the Ocean Entrance to Shallow Inlet continuously changes in position and depth and the Bar is regarded as extremely dangerous, particularly during the ebb tide and in poor weather and sea conditions. Mariners are warned of the existence of extensive foul ground south and south east of the No.2 buoy. Depths over the foul ground can dry at low water. Mariners are advised that passage through the Entrance and the Bar should only be attempted by experienced persons with sound local knowledge and only at times of high water, fair weather and smooth sea conditions. Passage through the Entrance and the Bar increases risk management levels and may adversely affect personal safety. Operating vessels through the Entrance and Bar should be avoided during times of heightened risk.

Further details can be obtained from Gippsland Ports Lakes Entrance Office on (03) 5155 6900.


PUBLICATIONS AFFECTED: NP 14 Australia Pilot Vol 2 (Admiralty Sailing Directions)

FURTHER NOTICE: No further Notice shall be issued.

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