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: 172330 UTC OCT 18

NAVAREA XIV warnings

153/18

FIJI – VESSEL ADRIFT

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 172330 UTC OCT 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 153/18
FIJI
VITU LEVU – SOUTHWARDS AND KADAVU – D’URVILLE CHANNEL
1. DERELICT SEMI-SUBMERGED VESSEL ADRIFT IN VICINITY 18-40.1S 178-30.8E THIS IS 31.5NM SOUTH OF SUVA AT 170358 UTC
2. CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 200358 UTC OCT 18
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151/18

TONGA – CORRECTED POSITION FOR LEADING LIGHT

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 150020 UTC OCT 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 151/18
TONGA
VAVA’U GROUP, NEIAFU HARBOUR
1. NEIAFU HARBOUR REAR LEADING LIGHT, (Q.R.4M), CORRECTED POSITION 18-38.998S 173-59.504W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA XIV WARNING 145/18
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148/18

TONGA – SHOAL LOCATED

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 050455 UTC OCT 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 148/18
TONGA
TONGATAPU, APPROACHES TO NUKU’ALOFA HARBOUR
CHART NZ 8275
SHOAL DEPTH SIX METRES LOCATED 21-02.560S 175-12.705W
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139/18

FIJI-NORTHWESTWARDS – SHOAL DEPTH

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 170330 UTC SEP 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 139/18
FIJI-NORTHWESTWARDS-BALMORAL REEF.
CHART BA4633 SHOAL DEPTH 13.6 METRES LOCATED 14-56.53S 174-50.77E.
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127/18

FIJI ISLANDS – LIGHT UNLIT

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 011101 UTC SEP 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 127/18
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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118/18

VITI LEVU – LIGHT UNLIT

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 220430 UTC AUG 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 118/18
VITI LEVU-NORTH WEST COAST-NADI WATERS
MOMI BAY
CHART BA1670 NAVULA POINT LIGHT 17-53.18S 177-14.90E UNLIT.
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105/18

VITI LEVU – LIGHT RANGE REDUCED

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 260445 UTC JUL 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 105/18
VITI LEVU – SOUTH COAST
SUVA HARBOUR CHART BA1660 SUVA HARBOUR WEST REEF SOUTH EAST END LIGHT 18-08.56S 178-23.56E. RANGE REDUCED TO 3 NAUTICAL MILES.
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89/18

VITI LEVU EAST COAST - LIGHT UNLIT

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 020045 UTC JUL 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 89/18
VITI LEVU EAST COAST
GAU ISLAND, SIGUMA HARBOUR CHART BA 744 SIGUMA HARBOUR LEADING LIGHT (REAR) 17-56.86S 179-16.35E UNLIT
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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

188/18

RAGLAN - TEMPORARY BUOYS

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 312140 UTC JUL 18
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 188/18
AREA RAGLAN
NORTH TARANAKI BIGHT
TEMPORARY MARKER BUOYS ESTABLISHED IN POHOKURA B SAFETY ZONE IN THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:
A. 38-54.72S 174-15.94E
B. 38-58.29S 174-17.31E MARKER BUOYS LESS THAN ONE METRE ABOVE SEA LEVEL. BOTH MARKER BUOYS ARE YELLOW AND LIT.
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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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