Caution urged at Emu Point
Boaties using Emu Point Boat Harbour in the next couple of weeks are being warned to act with caution around underwater work at the harbour entrance.
For up to two weeks from May 21, a section of the channel will be ploughed to level sections of sea floor where sand has accumulated.
To do this, the 12-metre MariePierre will plough through the channel from 6am to 6pm on weekdays until work is completed.
The Department of Transport said the work would affect only a small section of the channel entrance and should cause minimal disruption to other boats.
“The footprint of the vessel and plough allows other to transit the channel at the same time as ploughing operations, (a) majority of the time,” it said.
However, for safety, mariners were advised to contact the operators of the Marie-Pierre if travelling nearby during work hours on VHF Channel 73 and Marine 27Mhz Channel 90.
While the ploughing work is undertaken, water in the area may become murky with disturbed sand and silt, which the DoT said would clear after a short period.
Craft accessing the Emu Point pens have been warned to expect some delays during the work.