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: 210830 UTC JUN 18

NAVAREA XIV warnings

85/18

SOUTHERN PACIFIC OCEAN - BUOY ADRIFT

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 172201 UTC JUN 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 85/18
SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
1. TSUNAMI DART BUOY ADRIFT IN VICINITY 31-10.3S 177-51.5W, APPROXIMATELY 52 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTH EAST OF CHEESEMAN ISLAND, KERMADEC RIDGE. POSITION PROVIDED AT 171300 UTC JUN 18. UPDATED POSITIONS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE HTTP://WWW.NDBC.NOAA.GOV/NWS_SPECIAL/54401.TXT
2. CANCEL NAVAREA XIV WARNING 79/18
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84/18

SOUTHERN OCEAN - SPACE DEBRIS

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 172101 UTC JUN 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 84/18
SOUTHERN OCEAN
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS FROM 230030 UTC JUN 18 TO 060430 UTC JUL 18 IN AREA BOUNDED BY:
A. 55-21.00S 179-06.00E
B. 55-12.00S 179-18.00W
C. 62-33.00S 176-48.00W
D. 62-42.00S 178-51.00W
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81/18

SAMOA - NEW BUOYS

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 130318 UTC JUN 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 81/18
SAMOA
APPROACHES TO APIA
CHART NZ865
NEW BUOYS ESTABLISHED IN THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS.
1. CHANNEL MARKER NUMBER 1, FL. GREEN 4 SECONDS 6.95 METRES ESTABLISHED 13-48.91S 171-45.90W.
2. CHANNEL MARKER NUMBER 2, FL. RED 4 SECONDS 7.74 METRES ESTABLISHED 13-49.10S 171-45.65W.
3. CHANNEL MARKER NUMBER 3, FL. GREEN 4 SECONDS 7.52 METRES ESTABLISHED 13-49.36S 171-45.96W.
4. SPECIAL MARK NUMBER 1, FL. YELLOW 4 SECONDS 6.82 METRES ESTABLISHED 13-49.06S 171-45.97W.
5. SPECIAL MARK NUMBER 2, FL. YELLOW 4 SECONDS 3.3 METRES ESTABLISHED 13-49.47S 171-45.76W
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52/18

PLANNED INMARSAT I-3 TO I-4 MIGRATION IN 2018

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 160930 UTC APR 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 52/18
PLANNED INMARSAT I-3 TO I-4 MIGRATION IN 2018.
THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (IMO), THE INTERNATIONAL HYDROGRAPHIC ORGANIZATION (IHO), AND THE WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION (WMO) INFORM THE MARITIME COMMUNITY OF THE PLANNED INMARSAT I-3 TO I-4 SATELLITE MIGRATION IN 2018, AS FOLLOWS:
1. ATLANTIC OCEAN REGION WEST (AORW) IN MAY 2018.
2. PACIFIC OCEAN REGION (POR) IN JULY 2018.
3. ATLANTIC OCEAN REGION EAST (AORE) IN SEPTEMBER 2018.
4. INDIAN OCEAN REGION (IOR) IN OCTOBER 2018. FOR FURTHER DETAILS OF THE SATELLITE MIGRATION PLAN AND NEW SATELLITE FOOTPRINTS CONSULT INMARSAT AT https://www.inmarsat.com/support/i-3-to-i-4-services-migration
5. CANCEL NAVAREA XIV WARNING 32/18
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48/18

FIJI ISLANDS - UNRELIABLE AIDS TO NAVIGATION

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 130430 UTC APR 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 48/18
FIJI ISLANDS
CHART BA2691
AIDS TO NAVIGATION IN THE WESTERN AND EASTERN DIVISIONS OF FIJI INCLUDING KADAVU AND SOUTHERN LAU GROUP UNRELIABLE FOLLOWING TROPICAL CYCLONE KENI.
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45/18

TUVALU - CASUALTIES TO LIGHTS

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 102218 UTC APR 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 45/18
SOUTH PACIFIC, TUVALU
FUNAFUTI CHART BA 2983
1. CASUALTIES TO LIGHTS AS FOLLOWS:
A. TE AVA PUA PUA LEADING BEACON 08-33.00S 179-06.73E UNRELIABLE.
B. FUNAMANU ISLAND LIGHT 08-33.95S 179-07.87E UNRELIABLE.
C. FONGAFALE MAIN PORT LIGHT 08-30.11S 179-11.75E UNLIT
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NZ coastal navigational warnings

161/18

PORTLAND PLENTY AND COLVILLE - SCIENTIFIC DRILLING OPERATIONS

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 201800 UTC JUNE 18
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 161/18
AREA PORTLAND PLENTY AND COLVILLE
1. SCIENTIFIC DRILLING OPERATIONS BY RV JOIDES RESOLUTION, CALL SIGN 5BMM3, POSITION 34-52.77S 179-04.21E. TWO MILE CLEARANCE REQUESTED.
2. CANCEL COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 132/18.
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158/18

RAGLAN - PIPELINE UNLIT

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 180130 UTC JUN 18
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 158/18
AREA RAGLAN POHOKURA PIPELINE UNLIT TEMPORARY MARKER BUOY INSTALLED IN POSITION 38-58.35S 174-28.49E NNNN

157/18

PORTLAND - ROCKET LAUNCHING

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 172102 UTC JUN 18
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 157/18
AREA PORTLAND, MAHIA PENINSULA SOUTHWARDS AND COASTAL WARNING AREA Z, SOUTHEAST SECTOR
1. ROCKET LAUNCHING SCHEDULED FROM 0030 TO 0430 UTC DAILY BETWEEN 23 JUN AND 06 JULY 2018 IN AREA BOUNDED BY:
A. 39-11.40S 177-47-00E
B. 39-11.40S 178-00.00E
C. 39-48.00S 178-00.00E
D. 39-48.00S 177-47.00E RANGE CONTROL FOR THIS AREA WILL OPERATE DURING LAUNCH OPERATIONS AND WILL MONITOR AND BROADCAST UPDATES ON VHF CHANNELS 16 AND 07.
2. SPACE DEBRIS FROM ROCKET LAUNCHING DURING ABOVE DATES AND TIMES IN AREA BOUNDED BY:
A. 43-54.00S 178-03.00E
B. 43-51.00S 178-45.00E
C. 47-21.00S 179-42.00E
D. 47-27.00S 178-12.00E
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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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