Victorian Notice to Mariners

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

Melbourne, 27 April 2020 Australia – Victoria

27 April 2020

No. 137(T) – 2020

Local Port of Port Phillip

Sorrento and Portsea

Sorrento Pier and Portsea Pier Pile Inspection Works


Monday 27 April until Friday 22 May 2020


Mariners are advised of pile inspection works underneath Sorrento and Portsea Piers at the following approximate locations;

Sorrento Pier - 38°20.140’S, 144°44.755’E (WGS84)
Portsea Pier - 38°19.065’S, 144°42.801’E (WGS84)

The works will take place underneath the piers, using divers and support vessels.
When divers are operating, a white and blue flag (Alpha) will be displayed in accordance with international standards.
On-water plant, equipment and potential hazards to navigation arising from the works will be marked as per IALA standards.
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution within the vicinity of Sorrento and Portsea Piers.

Charts & Publications Affected:

AUS 143, 155

Further Notice:

No further Notice will be issued.


If you require any further information, please contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963

Victor Teoh

Senior Manager Local Ports and Waterways

Marine and Maritime Region

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