Navigation Warning - Maintenance works involving divers to North Coast Bridges

NAVIGATION WARNING
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12) 

Maintenance Works Involving Divers to North Coast Bridges
COFFS HARBOUR, GRAFTON, YAMBA, BALLINA, LISMORE, TWEED HEADS, GUNNEDAH AND BINGARA
7:00am to 5:00pm - Monday 5 July 2021 to Friday 29 October 2021

THE WORKS

Vessel operators are advised that Transport for NSW have engaged Southern Commercial Divers to carry out inspections and cleaning works on bridges in multiple locations across the North Coast during the hours of 7:00am to 5:00pm from Monday 5 July 2021 to Friday 29 October 2021 including Saturdays.

NAVIGATION WARNING

The inspection and cleaning works involve underwater divers who will display the blue and white alpha dive flag to signal that the associated work vessel has a diver below the surface and other vessels should keep clear at slow speed.

The site location and dates for each of the bridge works are:

Bridge Site Locations

Dates of Works

Bonville

5 – 6 /07/2021

Urunga Bridge, North Arm Kalang River

7 – 8 /07/2021

Bellinger River

9 – 13 /07/2021

Old Raleigh Bridge

14 – 15 /07/2021

Nymbodia River

16 – 19 /07/2021

Orara River, Coutts Crossing

20 /07/2021

Clarence River, Grafton

21 – 28 /07/2021

Tindal Bridge

22 /07/2021

Upper Coldstream River, Ulmarra

29 /07 – 3 /08/2021

Swan Creek Bridge

4 /08/2021

Tyndale Bridge

10 – 12 /08/2021

Oyster Channel

13 – 19 /08/2021

Harwood Bridge

20 – 29 /08/2021

Serpentine Channel

31 /08/2021

Old Serpentine Channel

1 – 2 /09/2021

North Arm, Mororo

3 – 7 /09/2021

Tuckombil Bridge

8 – 9 /09/2021

Wardell Bridge

10 – 19 /09/2021

Colemans Bridge, Lismore

21 /09/2021

Ballina Street Bridge, Lismore

22 /09/2021 & 27 – 28 /09/2021

Missingham Bridge, Ballina

23 – 24 /09/2021

Fawcett Bridge

25 /09/2021

Brunswick River Bridges

29 – 30 /09/2021

Terranora Creek Bridge, Tweed Heads

5 – 9 /10/2021

Murwillumbah Bridge

11 – 13 /10/2021

Barneys Point Bridge, Tweed Heads

14 – 20 /10/2021

Cohens Bridge, Gunnedah

23 /10/2021

Gwyder River, Bingara

25 /10/2021

Halls Creek Bridge, Bingara

26 /10/2021

Gravesend Bridge, Bingara

27 /10/2021

Vessel operators are advised to exercise caution when navigating in the vicinity of the works area and pay particular attention to construction works, alternative buoyage, work vessels and dive flags.   

DIRECTIONS

Transport for NSW advises:

  1. Persons within the vicinity of the works must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to the works or to marine safety. Failure to comply with any such direction is an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.15A - Maximum Penalty $3,300.00)
  2. Vessels are required to maintain a safe distance and speed from the works and vessel operators are reminded that the production of wash which impacts unreasonably on the works is an offence (Marine Safety Regulation – Clause 11(2)) - Maximum Penalty $5,500.00)

MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED 

Transport for NSW (Maritime) Boating Maps – 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2C 3A, 4A, 4B, 5A and 6A 

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the TfNSW Manager of Operations on phone: 0418 494 153.

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