New Zealand radio navigational warnings

View the latest NAVAREA XIV and NZ coastal navigational warnings broadcast to ships in New Zealand waters.

Warnings In-Force at: 230445 UTC JUL 17

NAVAREA XIV warnings

67/17

VANUA LEVU - PARTIALLY SUBMERGED YACHT  

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 180130 UTC JUL 17
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 67/17
VANUA LEVU-SOUTH COAST-KUBULAU
NASONISONI PASSAGE.
1. PARTIALLY SUBMERGED YACHT  IN VICINITY 16-55.88S 178-59.05E.
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59/17

FIJI,VATU-I-RA CHANNEL. LIGHT UNLIT

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 070320 UTC JUL 17
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 59/17
FIJI BLIGH WATER VATU-I-RA CHANNEL
CHART BA750, BA440, BA2691, BA4632, BA4638, NZ14638 VATU-I-RA CHANNEL.
WEST SIDE LIGHT 17–16.69S 178–28.95E UNLIT
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NZ coastal navigational warnings

174/17

PORIRUA HARBOUR, MARHER UNLIT

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 230445 UTC JUL 17
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 174/17
AREA COOK
PORIRUA HARBOUR STARBOARD INNER CHANNEL MARKER 4066.5, 41-06.1S 174-51.8E, UNLIT.
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173/17

WAIRARAPA COAST, BOMBING OPERATIONS

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 222220 UTC JUL 17
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 173/17
AREA CASTLEPOINT AND PORTLAND
WAIRARAPA COAST, NORTH ISLAND
1. AERIAL BOMBING OPERATIONS BETWEEN 2300 AND 0600 UTC DAILY 26 JUL TO 28 JUL 2017 IN MILITARY OPERATIONAL AREA M504. ANNUAL NEW ZEALAND NOTICES TO MARINERS NUMBER 5 REFERS.
2. CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 280700 UTC JUL 17.
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172/17

ABEL AND STEPHENS, CHANNEL 67 REDUCED

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 220730 UTC JUL 17
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 172/17
AREA ABEL AND STEPHENS
DUE TO LOW BATTERY VOLTAGE THE BROADCAST OF MARITIME SAFETY INFORMATION VIA DURVILLE MARITIME RADIO VHF CHANNEL 67 WILL BE REDUCED. THE SITE REMAINS OPERATIONAL ON VHF 16. LIMITED MARITIME SAFETY INFORMATION RECEPTION MAY BE AVAILABLE VIA FAREWELL, PICTON AND WANGANUI MARITIME RADIO.
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141/17

TUTUKAKA HEAD, CHANGES TO LIGHT

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 150530 UTC JUN 17
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 141/17
AREA BRETT
TUTUKAKA HEAD (SOUTH GABLE) LIGHT 35-36.69S 174-32.75E CHANGED TO FLASH
WHITE 10 SECONDS 92 METRES 14 MILES
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The above warnings are not always updated in real time.

Every effort is made to keep the information on this website up-to-date but it is not always possible to add and cancel warnings in real-time. While NAVAREA XIV and New Zealand Coastal Navigational Warnings are made available on this website, Masters/Captains are still required to receive navigational warnings from the appropriate International Maritime Organization (IMO) or World Meteorological Organization (WMO) approved Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) broadcast service i.e. the International SafetyNET system.

Many warnings are of a temporary nature, but others may remain in-force for several weeks and may be superseded by Notices to Mariners.

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