Safe Transport Victoria – Victorian Notice to Mariners No. 451 of 2023

East Bass Strait – Corner Inlet

Establishment of a Pilot Boarding Ground

DATE:  9 November 2023


Mariners are advised of the establishment of a Pilot Boarding Ground (PBG) southeast of the entrance to Corner Inlet, South Gippsland.

The PBG is established within a radius of 0.5 nautical miles with the centre of the PBG 5.0 nautical miles distant from Corner Inlet No.1 South Cardinal Sea Buoy (VQ (6)
+LFl.10s.5m.4M) on a bearing of 278°T from Lighthouse Point on Wilsons Promontory.

The centre of the PBG is:
Lat. 38° 52.033’ S
Lon. 146° 42.031’ E
Datum WGS84

The PBG is established for the safe embarkation and disembarkation of Marine Pilots, to and from visiting Ships that require Pilotage to enter and depart Corner Inlet.

The PBG will not be marked with aids to navigation other than a plotted position circle on nautical ENC Cells and Paper Charts. The area will not be a restricted zone or an exclusion zone and will remain open water for the navigation of all vessels.

AUS Charts and Publications Affected: AUS 181, ENC Cell Au.439146

Victorian Charts and publications affected:
Gippsland Ports Waterways Online available at; Gippsland Ports – Waterways Online v2

Further Information: Gippsland Ports Harbour Master on 0427 610 025

Further Notice: No further Notice will be issued.

Director Maritime Safety

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