Local Navigation Warning

Port of Gippsland Lakes

Location: Lakes Entrance – The Narrows

DATE:  01 November 2021

DETAILS:  Mariners are advised that the Starboard Lateral Mark No.5 Beacon in The Narrows at Lakes Entrance has been damaged by vessel strike. The position of the No.5 Beacon is;

  • Lat.    37° 52.919’ S     Lon. 147° 57.030’ E                                 Datum GDA94

The beacon has a substantial lean upstream and a temporary light (Fl.G.4s) has been re-established to the damaged beacon, pending remedial works to replace. The starboard top mark remains missing from the pile top.

Mariners are advised to take extra precaution when transiting the Narrows channel near No.5 Beacon.

Mariners are invited to contact the Harbour Master on 0427 610 025 should they wish to discuss Port Operations. Mariners are also invited to visit the Gippsland Ports website at;


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