Notice to Mariners
Port of Mallacoota
Location: Bastion Point
DATE: 25 November 2020
DETAILS: East Gippsland Shire has reported that the large rock hazards, previously advised compromising channel depths, have been cleared from the approach and entrance channel to the boat ramp.
Mariners are advised that transits of the approach channel and entrance should only be carried out during fine weather conditions and if there is sufficient height of tide taking into consideration the vessels draft, the existing sea state, predicted weather conditions for the duration of the voyage and the expected conditions and tide height for the time of return.
Passage through the approach channel should only be attempted by experienced vessel operators who possess sound knowledge of the conditions to be expected during the transit of the channel taking into consideration the prevailing weather and sea state at the time.
Passengers and crew should be briefed so they are aware of the heightened risk that may prevail at the time of departure or arrival
WEAR A LIFE JACKET
Vessel Operators are reminded that this is an Ocean Access boat ramp and large swells may occur, even at times when the conditions are assessed as being good.
Night navigation should not be attempted under any circumstances.
IF IN DOUBT DON’T GO OUT
Further details can be obtained from Gippsland Ports Harbour Master on 0427 610 025
Notice 168(T)-2020 is cancelled.