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Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at The Womb near Gracetown

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at The Womb near Gracetown

22 July 2020

Update on 27th July 2020 at 3:50pm

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) advise that the technical fault for the shark warning system located at The Womb, south of Gracetown is now resolved.

The Shark Warning System at The Womb south of Gracetown is now fully operational again. 

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter.

If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600.

Alert issued on 22nd July at 09:00am 

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued for Gracetown water users, due to a technical fault affecting the shark warning system at The Womb, south of Gracetown. 

Situation:

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) advise that the shark warning system located at The Womb, south of Gracetown is experiencing a technical fault and is currently offline. 
  • This is the only tower in the shark warning system out of service and the remainder of the towers within the SMART drumline trial area have not been affected. 
  • Restoration of the tower will require a maintenance crew to conduct onsite repair work, which will be completed as soon as possible.  
  • Extra caution is advised for water users in this location.

What to do:

  • Adhere to any beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers or Surf Life Saving WA.
  • Use your Sea Sense and stay informed by checking for shark activity on the SharkSmart website, SharkSmart WA app or Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed.
  • If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600. All shark sighting information reported to Water Police is provided to land managers and relevant authorities and to the public on the SharkSmart website, SharkSmart WA app and Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed. 

What authorities are doing: 

DPIRD is working with contractors to restore the system to full operational status as soon as possible. 

Extra information: 

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter – twitter.com/SLSWA. Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news  for current alerts and warnings.

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