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Notice to Mariners No 28 or 2016

20 September 2016

Mariners are advised that Defence trials involving a submarine will be carried out in this area from 0600hours (6:00 AM) Tuesday 27 September 2016 to 1800 hours (6:00 PM) Friday 30 Sep 2016.

Designated area R246 is bounded by a circle of radius 2 nautical miles cantered on a position Lat: 35° 00’05.706" South and Long: 136° 15’08.1603" East and also links between the circle and Thistle Island.

Call sign "Navy Range Control" at Thistle Island may be contacted on VHF Marine band 69 whilst trials are underway.
Mariners are further advised to use extreme caution whilst navigating in the vicinity of the Defence Practice area and where possible to keep clear of the area at all times. Vessels entering this defined area during the above period are liable to prosecution.

Charts affected: Aus 134, 343, 345 and 776.

Publication affected: Australian Pilot Volume 1, 3rd Edition (2011)




STEPHEN MULLIGHAN, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure

Adelaide,     September  2016

DPTI    2016/01670/01