Navigation Safety Warning - Coastal Waters
Tuesday 5 June 2012
Users of all Tasman District coastal waters are advised a heavy rain and gale wind warning have been issued by Metservice for the majority of Tasman District. See www.metservice.com for details.
Storm surge and high river levels in conjunction with spring high tides may result in inundation of low-lying coastal areas, and mobilisation of floating debris.
High tide is forecast for Port Nelson as follows:
- 5 June: 2231 hours (4.4m)
- 6 June: 1055 hours (4.1m) and 2318 hours (4.4m)
Vessel operators and owners of coastal structures such as jetties and moorings, particularly those subject to fluctuating water levels due to rainfall, are advised to check for accumulating debris and adequacy and security of ground tackle and lines. Loose equipment and vessels in low-lying foreshore areas should be secured to prevent wash-away.
Users of high-speed and small craft are cautioned against navigating at night, and it is recommended that a particularly sharp watch for semi-submerged logs, animal carcasses and other flotsam be kept on all vessels in the area over the next two weeks.
Issued 1000 hours NZST, Tuesday 5 June 2012 by Tasman District Council Harbourmaster.