Hastings River: Exclusive Use this Sunday

3 November 2011

NSW Maritime has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence for the safe staging of the swim leg of the World Endurance Australia – Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie 2011 event in Hastings River this Sunday.

NSW Maritime Regional Manager North Coast James Green said boaters should avoid the area of Hastings River (Back Creek) at a location between Town Wharf (Port Macquarie) and Settlement Point between 6am and 8am on Sunday 6 November 2011.

“For safety reasons, skippers should avoid the area this Sunday as it will be restricted for the event participants and organisers,” Mr Green said.

“The river will be patrolled by control vessels.”

Mr Green said unauthorised vessels would not be 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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