Boaters take care on Murray River from Barmah to Echuca this weekend

14 October 2011

NSW Maritime has issued an exclusive use aquatic licence for the Murray River from Barmah to Echuca this weekend for a canoe race.

NSW Maritime Regional Manager Murray Inland Scott Kidd said that the event is to be held over two days.

“On Saturday 15th October racing will begin at 11am at the Barmah Rd bridge and will conclude at the Vic Park boat ramp Echuca by 4pm. On Sunday 16th October, racing will begin at 8am at Vic Park boat ramp Echuca and finish by 2pm at Wills Bend Number 1,” says Mr Kidd.

“An exclusive use area will be established on the waters of the Murray River between Barmah and Echuca. A screen vessel will notify river users of the area by displaying a red flag at the start of the event which will signify the river closure. A green flag at the conclusion of the event will signify that the river is re-opened for public use.

“No unauthorised vessels are permitted to enter the exclusive use area unless authorised by event organisers, a NSW Maritime Boating Safety Officer or a Police Officer.”

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