Victorian Notice to Mariners

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

06 December 2023 Australia – Victoria

6 December 2023

No. 503(T) – 2023

Local Port of Port Phillip


Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Trial Operations


Thursday 07 December until Friday 15 December 2023


Mariners are advised of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) trial operations in the vicinity of Aspendale between the dates noted above.
The trial will involve multiple dives of the AUV, which will be accompanied by a support vessel displaying dive flag Alpha.
The trial will occur in a rectangular area off Aspendale, bounded by the following approximate locations (WGS84)
1. 38˚08.739’S, 145˚06.965’E 3. 38˚08.739’S, 145˚06.965’E
2. 38˚08.739’S, 145˚06.965’E 4. 38˚08.739’S, 145˚06.965’E
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the vicinity of the trial.

Charts & Publications Affected:

AUS 143, AUS 155, AU439145.

Further Notice:

This Notice is self-cancelling. No further Notice will be issued.


If you require any further information, please contact the support vessel on 0439 393 912.

David Ritman

Manager Regional Planning

Southern and Maritime Region

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