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: 230105 UTC JAN 18

NAVAREA XIV warnings

13/18

FRENCH POLYNESIA - GUNNERY EXERCISES

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 221600 UTC JAN 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 13/18
FRENCH POLYNESIA SOCIETY ISLAND, WINDWARD ISLANDS, WEST TETIAROA ISLAND CHART FR6688
1. GUNNERY EXERCISES IN AREAS D21 AND D22 FROM 242300 UTC TO 250300 UTC JAN 18 IN AREA BOUNDED BY
A. 17-13S 149-48W
B. 16-37S 150-08W
C. 16-30S 149-36W
D. 17-10S 149-36W
2. CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 250400 UTC JAN 18
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6/18

FIJI ISLANDS - LIGHT UNLIT

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 112100 UTC JAN 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 6/18
NORTH EASTERN APPROACHES TO FIJI ISLANDS EASTERN GROUP, WELAGILALA ISLAND, NANUKU PASSAGE CHARTS BA440, BA751, BA752, F52, F53, INT 6854
1. FIJI CNW 3/2018 REFERS
2. WELAGILALA ISLAND, SOUTH WEST POINT LIGHT 16-44.91S 179-06.33W UNLIT
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4/18

SUVA HARBOUR - FLOATING PIPELINE

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 082210 UTC JAN 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 4/18
FIJI - VITI LEVU - SOUTH COAST - SUVA HARBOUR BA1660
1. TEMPORARY FLOATING PIPELINE MARKED WITH YELLOW LIGHTS FLASHING 1 SECOND EXISTS ALONG LINE JOINING:
A. 18–07.11S 178–25.74E (ROKOBILI TERMINAL)
B. 18–07.31S 178–25.30E (MOORING BUOY) WIDE BERTH REQUESTED.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA XIV WARNING 137/17
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139/17

ROSS SEA - SHIP REPORTING

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 210446 UTC DEC 17
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 139/17
SOUTHERN OCEAN
ROSS SEA
1. THE NEW ZEALAND SEARCH AND RESCUE AUTHORITIES HAVE ESTABLISHED A VOLUNTARY SHIP REPORTING SYSTEM FOR ALL VESSELS OPERATING IN THE NZSAR REGION SOUTH OF 60-00S FOR THE PURPOSES SAR COORDINATION IN THAT AREA.
2. AREA COVERED: 60-00S TO THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE ROSS SEA BOUNDED BY 163-00E TO 131-00W.
3. ALL VESSELS ARE REQUESTED TO NOTIFY TAUPO MARITIME RADIO ON ENTRY AND DEPARTURE INTO THE AREA AND ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED TO MAKE DAILY POSITION REPORTS. INFORMATION PROVIDED WILL BE USED FOR SAR PURPOSES ONLY.
4. TAUPO MARITIME RADIO CAN BE CONTACTED ON INMARSAT C 582 451 200 067, HF, EMAIL MARITIME@KORDIA.CO.NZ OR 00 64 4 550 5280.
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138/17

SAVUSAVU - AIDS TO NAVIGATION

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 210355 UTC DEC 17
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 138/17
FIJI - VANUA LEVU - SOUTH COAST - SAVUSAVU
NAKAMA CREEK AIDS TO NAVIGATION
CHART BA378
1. SIX NEW STARBOARD HAND PILLAR LIGHT-BUOYS, FLASHING GREEN (2) 10 SECONDS, MARKING NAKAMA CHANNEL ESTABLISHED IN FOLLOWING POSITIONS:
A. 16-46.68S 179-19.75E
B. 16-46.69S 179-19.88E
C. 16-46.68S 179-19.96E
D. 16-46.67S 179-20.06E
E. 16-46.68S 179-20.19E
F. 16-46.63S 179-20.29E

2. SIX NEW PORT HAND PILLAR LIGHT-BUOYS, FLASHING RED (2) 10 SECONDS, MARKING NAKAMA CHANNEL ESTABLISHED IN FOLLOWING POSITIONS:
A. 16-46.66S 179-19.75E
B. 16-46.66S 179-19.89E
C. 16-46.65S 179-19.96E
D. 16-46.65S 179-20.07E
E. 16-46.66S 179-20.19E
F. 16-46.61S 179-20.28E
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NZ coastal navigational warnings

15/18

BAY OF PLENTY- LIVE FIRING

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 230105 UTC JAN 18
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 15/2018
AREA COLVILLE
1. A LARGE DEAD WHALE ADRIFT IN VICINITY 36-42.00S 175-14.50E 4 MILES NORTH EAST OF THUMB POINT WAIHEKE ISLAND.
2. CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 240105 UTC JAN 18
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13/18

BAY OF PLENTY- LIVE FIRING

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 172145 UTC JAN 18
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 13/18
AREA PLENTY BAY OF PLENTY
1. LIVE FIRING 222300 UTC TO 230200 UTC JAN 18 AND 232000 AND 240100 UTC JAN 18 IN DANGER AREA M205. ANNUAL NEW ZEALAND NOTICES TO MARINERS NUMBER 5 REFERS.
2. CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 240200 UTC JAN 18
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12/18

COLVILLE CUVIER ISLAND - LIVE FIRING

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 172135 UTC JAN 18
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 12/18
AREA COLVILLE CUVIER ISLAND (REPANGA ISLAND), BAY OF PLENTY
1. LIVE FIRING 222100 UTC TO 230900 UTC JAN 18 AND 232000 UTC TO 241100 UTC JAN 18 IN DANGER AREA M204. ANNUAL NEW ZEALAND NOTICES TO MARINERS NUMBER 5 REFERS.
2. CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 241200 UTC JAN 18
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10/18

STEPHENS - SUBSEA OPERATIONS

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 162105 UTC JAN 18
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 10/18
AREA STEPHENS
1. SUBSEA OPERATIONS IN PROGRESS BY MV SOUTHERN STAR, CALL SIGN V7KW3, IN AREA BOUNDED BY:
A. 39-24.00S 173-47.00E
B. 39-41.00S 173-47.00E
C. 39-41.00S 173-17.00E
D. 39-24.00S 173-17.00E
2. MV SOUTHERN STAR IS RESTRICTED IN ITS ABILITY TO MANOEUVRE. MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO MAINTAIN 500 METRE CLEARANCE AND NAVIGATE WITH CAUTION IN THE AREA. MV SOUTHERN STAR WILL MAINTAIN A LISTENING WATCH ON VHF CHANNEL 16.
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8/18

COOK - SURVEY IN PROGRESS

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 152215 UTC JAN 18
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 8/18
AREA COOK
1. SURVEY IN PROGRESS BY MV SEASURVEYOR IN AREA BOUNDED BY:
A. 41-18.40S 174-14.30E
B. 41-15.90S 174-35.80E
C. 41-20.10S 174-39.20E
D. 41-22.50S 174-10.00E
2. REMOTE OPERATED VEHICLE WILL BE DEPLOYED. MV SEASURVEYOR RESTRICTED IN ABILITY TO MANOEUVRE. ALL VESSELS REQUESTED TO STAND WELL CLEAR.
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7/18

COLVILLE, BRETT AND KAIPARA - CABLE LAYING

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 151830 UTC JAN 18
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 7/18
AREAS COLVILLE, BRETT AND KAIPARA
1. CABLE LAYING OPERATIONS BY C/S RESPONDER FROM 21 JAN 2018 ALONG A LINE JOINING:
A. MANGAWHAI HEADS
B. 36-01.32S 174-47.41E
C. 35-55.54S 174-54.54E
D. 35-29.94S 175-04.73E
E. 35-15.95S 175-05.27E F. 34-15.31S 174-58.19E G. 34-02.20S 175-02.12E H. 33-41.22S 174-58.13E I. 33-16.09S 174-43.97E J. 32-43.76S 174-16.51E K. 32-12.35S 173-29.30E L. 32-01.68S 173-02.26E M. 31-27.96S 172-31.04E N. 30-54.80S 171-45.77E O. 30-40.97S 171-16.34E P. 30-18.00S 170-55.62E Q. 30-01.06S 170-49.10E
2. TWO MILE CLEARANCE REQUESTED.
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1/18

PORTLAND - SEISMIC SURVEY

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 032120 UTC JAN 18
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 1/18
AREA PORTLAND
1. SEISMIC SURVEY SCHEDULED FROM 7 JANUARY UNTIL 11 FEBRUARY BY RV MARCUS G. LANGSETH IN AREA BOUNDED BY:
A. 38-28.45S 178-27.78E
B. 38-43.20S 178-14.61E
C. 38-56.03S 179-23.77E
D. 39-10.38S 179-10.34E LENGTH OF TOWED CABLE 3.5 MILES. WIDE BERTH REQUESTED, MINIMUM 2 MILES AHEAD, 3 MILES ABEAM AND 5 MILES ASTERN. SURVEY SHIP STANDING BY ON CH 16.
2. CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 101100 UTC FEB 18.
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242/17

RAGLAN, STEPHENS, COOK - SEISMIC SURVEY

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 272200 UTC NOV 17
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 242/17
AREA RAGLAN, STEPHENS, COOK
1. SEISMIC SURVEY IN PROGRESS BY MV AMAZON WARRIOR IN AREA BOUNDED BY:
A. 38-20.00S 172 50.00’E
B. 38-20.00S 173-50.00E
C. 40-20.00S 173-40.00E
D. 40-18.00S 172-40.00E
LENGTH OF ARRAY 5.0 NAUTICAL MILES AND MARKED WITH YELLOW TAIL BUOYS, LIT WITH WHITE FLASHING LIGHT AND AIS BEACON. SUPPORT VESSELS MV SEARANGER ZMBW AND MV MERMAID SEARCHER VNW6115 IN ATTENDANCE. ALL VESSELS MAINTAIN LISTENING WATCH ON CHANNEL 16. ALL VESSELS REQUESTED TO MAINTAIN 3NM CLEARANCE PASSING AHEAD AND 7NM PASSING ASTERN. 500METRES NON INTERFERENCE ZONE FROM AMAZON WARRIOR AND TOWED ARRAY.
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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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