The two snapped piles will be removed (cut off). We will also have the divers double check for any other piles, particularly along the line of the old marina main arm.
Boat owners are advised that the area along the Main Arm, South of E Arm, does shallow to a depth of 1.4m. There is a sign warning of this on the Main Arm between E & F Arm.
This shallowing is primarily the result of sand build-up under the old marina main arm where piles were close together. As this sand ridge slowly recedes (no more piles obstructing water flow), plies that were cut off at sea bed level may now become exposed.
The divers reported that the rock in the Marina Entrance is part of the Toe Line (foundation) of the Spur, making removal problematic (could cause more rocks to move).
We are investigating the possibility of a pile or buoyage, however there are complications with both options. We will keep you informed.
In the meantime, vessel owners should never manoeuvre their vessel within 10m of any of the rock walls. The rocks extend outwards at at least the same angle as they can be seen above the waterline
The Marina Entrance is narrow, and vessels entering the marina may be prudent to give way to any outbound vessels before coming in. Similarly, Members are reminded that overtaking in the Marina Fairway is forbidden.