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: 191930 UTC FEB 18

NAVAREA XIV warnings

23/18

NUKU’ALOFA HARBOUR - UNMARKED WRECK

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 062315 UTC FEB 18
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 23/18
NUKU’ALOFA HARBOUR, TONGA
1. UNCHARTED AND UNMARKED WRECK BREACHING THE SURFACE IN VICINITY POSITION 21-07.95S 175-09.78W, 0.9 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF QUEENS SALOTE WHARF. NNNN

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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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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NZ coastal navigational warnings

41/18

MILFORD GREY STEPHENS - GREYMOUTH BAR CLOSED

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 191930 UTC FEB 18
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 41/18
AREA MILFORD GREY STEPHENS
ON THE AUTHORITY OF THE GREY DISTRICT COUNCIL THE GREYMOUTH BAR 42-26.3S 171-11.4E IS CLOSED FROM 192100 UTC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO FORECAST ADVERSE WEATHER.
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40/18

MILFORD GREY - WESTPORT BAR CLOSED

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 190658 UTC FEB 18
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 40/18
AREA MILFORD GREY STEPHENS
ON THE AUTHORITY OF THE BULLER DISTRICT COUNCIL THE WESTPORT BAR 41-43.6S 171-35.3E WILL BE CLOSED FROM 190800 UTC FEB 18 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO FORECAST ADVERSE WEATHER
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33/18

STEPHENS - SEISMIC SURVEY

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 140450 UTC FEB 18
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 36/18
AREA STEPHENS
1. SEISMIC SURVEY IN PROGRESS BY MV AMAZON WARRIOR IN AREA BOUNDED BY:
A. 39-52S 173-51E
B. 39-52S 174-08E
C. 39-59S 174-14E
D. 39-59S 174-47E
E. 40-10S 174-47E
F. 40-10S 173-51E LENGTH OF ARRAY 5 NAUTICAL MILES LONG, MARKED BY YELLOW TAIL BUOYS, LIT WITH WHITE FLASHING LIGHTS AND AIS BEACONS. SUPPORT VESSELS MV SEARANGER ZMBW AND MV MERMAID SEARCHER VNW6115 IN ATTENDANCE. VESSELS WILL MAINTAIN A LISTENING WATCH ON CHANNEL 16. ALL VESSELS REQUESTED TO MAINTAIN 3NM CLEARANCE PASSING AHEAD AND 7NM PASSING ASTERN. 500 METRES NON INTERFERENCE ZONE FROM AMAZON WARRIOR AND TOWED ARRAY.
2. CANCEL COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 242/17.
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30/18

COLVILLE - CABLE LAYING

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 091025 UTC JAN 18
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 30/18
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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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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