Navigation Warning - Macleay River, Sth West Rocks
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Macleay River, South West Rocks
Replacement of lead lights TO Sector Lead lights at Macleay River Bar Crossing and Rainbow Reach
From Thursday 11 April 2019 until further notice
Roads and Maritime Services advises vessel operators that in order to improve navigation across the bar into the entrance of the Macleay River and upstream to Rainbow Reach at South West Rocks, the current lead lights are being upgraded to sector lead lights. These works commenced in December 2018 and will continue until further notice.
A sector light is a fixed aid to navigation that displays a light of different colours and/or rhythms over designated arcs. The colour of the light provides directional information to aid navigation of vessels. The safest bearing is 240.5 and is the centreline channel indicated by a white light. The light remains visible at day and night.
Vessels should log on with Marine Rescue and seek advice before crossing the Macleay River entrance. Vessel operators are reminded to be extra vigilant and exercise caution when operating in the area.
This navigation warning remains in place until further notice.
MAPS AND CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Services Boating Map – 4B
For further information concerning this Navigation Warning, please contact Roads and Maritime Services on 131 236.
MARINE NOTICE NH18119