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Info for Boaties

A new rock wall now exists near the mouth of Ross River as the Port of Townsville constructs a new rock wall as part of the Channel Upgrade project.

Please update your GPS coordinates to include the location of the new rock wall.

MORE TIPS FOR NAVIGATING THE EXCLUSION ZONE AND THE PORT OF TOWNSVILLE

  • Stay outside the buoys and lights to avoid hidden obstructions – the rock wall may not be visible at high tide until construction is complete in early 2021.
  • The exclusion zone and speed limits are in place 24/7.
  • Stay at least 60 metres from any berth or berthed vessel.
  • Do not anchor in the swing basin, near or under a berth, or inside the shipping channel markers.
  • Ships have blind spots. If you cannot see the bridge of a ship, the crew cannot see you.
  • Cross the shipping channel behind a ship at 90 degrees and only when safe to do so.
  • Tune your radio to the Townsville Coast Guard  – VHF 16 and 22.
  • Before heading out, check the latest Notices to Mariners issued by Maritime Safety Queensland at: www.publications.qld.gov.au/ dataset/townsville-notices-tomariners

Cruise Schedule

A Federal Government restriction is current for all international cruise ships entering into Australian waters until 17 December 2020.