• The following 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  • Many warnings are of a temporary nature, but others may remain in-force for several weeks and may be superseded by Notices to Mariners.

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: 262040 UTC JAN 21

NAVAREA XIV warnings

30/21

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 242105 UTC JAN 21
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 30/21
SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
TONGA TO NIUE
1. DART BUOY 1.8 METRES IN DIAMETER AND 1.1 METRES ABOVE THE SURFACE ADRIFT IN VICINITY 19-54.44S 172-46.85W AT 240536 UTC JAN 21.
2. NEXT POSITION UPDATE WILL BE 312200 UTC JAN 21 SEVEN DAYS FROM DATE OF ISSUE OF CURRENT WARNING
3. CANCEL NAVAREA XIV 27/21
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26/21

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 202311 UTC JAN 21
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 26/21
SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS FROM 261930 UTC JAN 21 TO 262130 UTC JAN 21 IN AREA BOUNDED BY:
A. 30-30.00S 160-00.00W
B. 30-30.00S 131-00.00W
C. 50-00.00S 131-00.0W
D. 50-00.00S 160-00.00W
2. CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 262230 UTC JAN 21.
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6/21

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 072327 UTC JAN 21
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 6/21
VITI LEVU – NORTH WEST COAST
LAUTOKA HARBOUR
CHART BA1670
VIO ISLAND SOUTH WEST POINT LIGHT 17–36.43S 177–25.88E UNLIT
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3/21

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 050245 UTC JAN 21
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 3/21
VANUA LEVU – NORTH COAST
GALOA ISLAND TO LEKUTU RIVER ENTRANCE
CHART BA385
1. PIPELINE WORKS IN PROGRESS BY FIJI NAVY BETWEEN 2000 TO 0500 HOURS UTC DAILY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ALONG TRACK JOINING:
A. 16–37.43S 178–41.68E
B. 16–38.44S 178–42.50E
2. MARINERS REQUESTED TO KEEP CLEAR OF THIS AREA.
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224/20

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 300256 UTC DEC 20
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 224/20
VANUA LEVU – WEST AND NORTH COASTS NABOUWALU TO YADUA, YAQAQA AND GALOA BAY
1. EMERGENCY RELIEF OPERATIONS BY HMAS ADELAIDE IN PROGRESS DAILY UNTIL 20 JAN 21 IN AREAS BOUNDED BY:
A. 17–00.0S 177–41.1E
B. 16–58.0S 178–26.0E
C. 16–48.0S 178–14.0E
D. 16–37.0S 178–30.0E
E. 16–33.0S 178–43.0E
F. 16–36.4S 178–45.4E
2. WIDE BERTH REQUESTED.
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219/20

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 270250 UTC DEC 20 NAVAREA XIV WARNING 219/20 NEIAFU HARBOUR VAVA'U KINGDOM OF TONGA 1. A BUOY HAS BEEN PLACED IN POSITION 18-40.362S 173-59.258W TO MARK A SUNKEN WRECK THE BUOY IS CURRENTLY UNLIT.
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213/20

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 190240 UTC DEC 20
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 213/20
FIJI ISLANDS
AIDS TO NAVIGATION
1 DUE TO SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE YASA AFTERMATH AIDS TO NAVIGATION IN FIJI WATERS MAY BE UNRELIABLE OR DAMAGED.
2 MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO NAVIGATE WITH CAUTION AND SEND REPORTS ON ANY DEFECTS/CASUALTIES ON ATON TO MSAF
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197/20

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 020240 UTC DEC 20 NAVAREA XIV WARNING 197/20 SAMOA COASTAL WATERS.
NORTH COAST OF FALEFA VILLAGE UPOLU.
1. SEMI SUBMERGED FISHING BOAT IN POSITION 13 47.60S 171 34.20W.
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153/20

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 040315 UTC SEP 20
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 153/20
NAVAREA XIV HAS COMMENCED ITS INITIAL OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY (IOC) PHASE FOR IRIDIUM SAFETYCAST NAVIGATIONAL WARNINGS. RESCUE COORDINATION CENTRE NEW ZEALAND (RCCNZ), AS THE NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR WILL PROMULGATE SAFETYCAST MESSAGES AS PART OF A NUMBERED SERIES DURING IOC IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE JOINT IMO/IHO/WMO MARITIME SAFETY INFORMATION MANUAL. MESSAGES MAY BE INTERMITTENT AND WILL ALSO BE SUPPLEMENTED BY TEST MESSAGES WHICH WILL BE CLEARLY DEFINED IN THE MESSAGE HEADER. MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT IOC WILL BE IN PLACE FOR NAVAREA XIV UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ON VESSELS WITH IRIDIUM GMDSS TERMINALS INSTALLED, MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO CHECK THEIR MANUFACTURER’S OPERATION MANUALS TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ON THE SETTING OF THEIR SAFETYCAST RECEIVERS TO RECEIVE RELEVANT SAFETYCAST MESSAGES.
DURING THIS PERIOD RCCNZ WILL ALSO BE TESTING THE BROADCAST OF SAR-RELATED INFORMATION. THIS WILL NOT FORM PART OF THE IOC TESTING FOR SAR, WHICH WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE. ALL SAR-RELATED INFORMATION BROADCASTS VIA IRIDIUM SAFETYCAST WILL BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED AS TEST MESSAGES.
SEE NEW ZEALAND NOTICE TO MARINERS FROM EDITION 18/20 ONWARDS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NAVAREA XIV ; PHONE: +64 4577 8030, FAX: +64 4577 8038, EMAIL: RCCNZ[AT]MARITIMENZ.GOVT.NZ.
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126/20

FM: NAVAREA XIV COORDINATOR 280010 UTC JUL 20
NAVAREA XIV WARNING 126/20
SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
CHART NZ82
1. MARINE AND PORTS, MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE TOGETHER
WITH MINISTRY OF HEALTH ADVISED THAT ALL VESSEL ENTERING
TONGA WILL BE REQUIRED TO USE TONGATAPU AS THE FIRST
PORT OF ENTRY FOR BORDER SCREENING PRIOR TO REROUTING
TO OUTER ISLANDS
2. MARITIME SECURITY COMMITTEE ADVISED THAT SECURITY
OF ALL PORT OF TONGA HEIGHTENED TO SECURITY LEVEL 2 IN
WHICH ADDITIONAL PREVENTATIVE AND PROTECTIVE MEASURES
ARE TO BE IMPLEMENTED
3. BE ADVISED THAT ALL INTERNATIONAL CRUISE SHIPS AND
YACHTS SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE AFTER THE 19TH MARCH 2020
SHALL NOT BE GRANTED ENTRY INTO TONGA UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
4. FOREIGN VESSEL WISHING TO TRANSIT TONGA WATER REQUIRING
IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE MUST CONTACT NUKU'ALOFA RADIO FOR
ADVICE VIA HF & VHF
5. CANCEL NAVAREA XIV WARNING 125/20.
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NZ Coastal Navigation warnings

275/20

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 232345 UTC DEC 20
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 275/20
AREA CONWAY
MAGAZINE BAY BREAKWATER LIGHT 43-36.80S 172-42.30E REPLACED WITH TEMPORARY BUOY FLASHING GREEN 5 SECONDS.
CANCEL COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 270/20.
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268/20

FM: RCC NEW ZEALAND 171800 UTC DEC 20
COASTAL NAVIGATION WARNING 268/20
AREA ABEL
1. SPAT CATCHING AREA ESTABLISHED IN TASMAN BAY BETWEEN 17 AND 24 DEC 20 IN AREA BOUNDED BY:
A. 41-07.11S 173-08.20E
B. 41-07.24S 173-08.43E
C. 41-07.31S 173-08.36E
D. 41-07.18S 173-08.13E
2. THE GEAR IS BOUNDED BY CARDINAL MARKS AND WILL REMAIN IN THE WATER UNTIL 30 APR 21.
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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.