Areas to avoid

Refinery prohibited area and Northport exclusion zone:

  • There is a permanent prohibited area around the oil refinery wharf (shown on chart NZ  5214).
  • When the exclusion zone is in force, fluorescent ‘Keep clear’ signs (by day) and flashing  lights (by night) are displayed on the seaward side of the ship.
  • Keep clear of the shipping channel when vessels over 500gt are transiting.
  • Do not anchor in the channel.

Northport exclusion zone and oil refinery prohibited area.