NOTICE TO MARINERS
No. 28 of 2016
South Australia—Spencer Gulf—Thistle Island—Activation of Defence Practice Area 246
MARINERS are advised that Defence trials involving a submarine will be carried out in this area from 0600 hours (6.00 a.m.), Tuesday, 27 September 2016 to 1800 hours (6.00 p.m.), Friday, 30 September 2016.
Designated area R246 is bounded by a circle of radius 2 nautical miles centred on a position latitude 35°00'05.706" South and longitude 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, Third Edition (2011).
Adelaide, September 2016.
Stephen Mullighan, Minister for
Transport and Infrastructure