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: 191943 UTC APR 18

NAVAREA XIV warnings

55/18

SUVA HARBOUR - VESSEL WRECK

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 190450 UTC APR 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 55/18
VITI LEVU – SOUTH COAST SUVA HARBOUR CHART BA 1660 WRECK OF FISHING VESSEL REPORTED 18-08.59S 178-24.03E.
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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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49/18

SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN - CABLE LAYING OPERATIONS

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 141223 UTC APR 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 49/18
SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN FIJI TO AMERICAN SAMOA
1. CABLE LAYING OPERATIONS BY CS RESPONDER CALLSIGN V7CY9 AS FOLLOWS:
A. IN PROGRESS UNTIL 18 APRIL 2018 IN VICINITY OF A LINE 16-35.6S 176-32.5W TO 15-53.1S 175-26.6W TO 12-11.9S 172-50.7W.
B. SCHEDULED FROM 21 APR 2018 IN VICINITY OF A LINE 14-20S 170-43W TO 14-22S 170-41W TO 14-24S 170-41W TO 14-28S 170-45W TO 14-26S 170-58W TO 14-15S 171-02W TO 13-58S 170-59W TO 13-30S 171-11W TO 12-12S 172-51W 2. YELLOW CABLE MARKER BUOY WITH FLASHING WHITE LIGHT DEPLOYED. CS RESPONDER WILL BROADCAST ON VHF 16 AND MAINTAIN LISTENING WATCH VHF 16 AND 13. VESSEL RESTRICTED IN ABILITY TO MANOEUVRE. TWO MILE CLEARANCE REQUESTED.
3. CANCEL NAVAREA XIV WARNING 46/18.
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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 NNNN

43/18

PACIFIC OCEAN - HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 061355 UTC APR 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 43/18
PACIFIC OCEAN, EASTERN PART
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, PSLV LAUNCH SCHEDULED FROM 11 TO 19 APR 18 FOR 4 HOURS FROM 2145 UTC APR IN AREA BOUNDED BY:
A. 17-00S 134-00W
B. 13-00S 112-00W
C. 07-30S 090-00W
D. 09-30S 090-00W
E. 15-00S 112-00W
F. 19-00S 134-00W
2. CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 200245 UTC APR 18
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NZ coastal navigational warnings

91/18

COLVILLE - CATAMARAN SEMI-SUBMERGED

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 191943 UTC APR 18
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 91/18
AREA COLVILLE
11 METRE CATAMARAN SEMI-SUBMERGED IN VICINITY 35-54.97S 175-05.71E SOUTHERN END OF ATIHAU ISLAND, MOKOHINAU ISLAND GROUP.
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90/18

COLVILLE AND PLENTY - LIVE FIRING

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 172200 UTC APR 18
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 90/18
AREA COLVILLE AND PLENTY
CUVIER ISLAND (REPANGA ISLAND), BAY OF PLENTY
1. LIVE FIRING 230000 UTC TO 230500 UTC APR 18 AND 231800 UTC TO 232300 UTC APR 18 IN DANGER AREA M204. ANNUAL NEW ZEALAND NOTICES TO MARINERS NUMBER 5 REFERS.
2. CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 240000 UTC APR 18
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88/18

GREY - WESTPORT BAR SHOALING

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 172115 UTC APR 18
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 88/18
AREA GREY
1. THE WESTPORT BAR 41-43S 171-35E IS SUBJECT TO CONSIDERABLE SHOALING CROSSING THE BAR SHOULD ONLY BE ATTEMPTED ONE HOUR PRIOR TO HIGH WATER AND ONE HOUR AFTER HIGH WATER AND NO OTHER TIMES. THE LEAD IS THE BROAD EAST DEPTH AT CHART DATUM IS 1.9M
2. CANCEL COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 86/18
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84/18

PORTLAND - SCIENTIFIC DRILLING

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 130730 UTC APR 18
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 84/18
AREA PORTLAND
SCIENTIFIC DRILLING OPERATIONS BY RV JOIDES RESOLUTION, CALL SIGN 5BMM3, POSITION 38-43.63S 178-36.84E. TWO MILE CLEARANCE REQUESTED.
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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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