Victorian Notice to Mariners

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

Melbourne, 01 October 2020 Australia – Victoria

1 October 2020

No. 276(T) - 2020

Local Port of Port Phillip

Port Phillip Bay

Shellfish Reef Installation Works


Thursday 1 October 2020 until further notice


Mariners are advised of shellfish reef construction works occurring at multiple locations within Port Phillip Bay by the Victorian Fisheries Authority and The Nature Conservancy. The reefs will be constructed from limestone rubble, installed to an approximate height of 1 metre above the sea floor, at the approximate locations listed in the attachment.

The works will be undertaken with the use of one barge and one work boat. The barge will be loaded at the Mackey Street Wharf, Geelong at approximate location (WGS84): 38°07.071S, 144°21.652E, and will travel to each site.
All plant, machinery and hazards to navigation will be marked as per IALA standards.
Mariners are advised to keep well clear of the vessels and to navigate with caution within the vicinity of the works.

Charts & Publications Affected:

AUS 143, 157, 155, 158.

Further Notice:

A further notice will be issued.


If you require any further information, please contact; The Victorian Fisheries Authority on 0419 177 667, The Nature Conservancy on 0409 087 278, or Polaris Marine on 0450 900 183.

Deven Sumputh

A/ senior Manager Local Ports and Waterways

Marine and Maritime Region

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