Clarence River: Exclusive Use this Weekend

7 December 2011

NSW Maritime has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence for the safe staging of a rowing regatta on the Clarence River this weekend.

NSW Maritime Regional Manager North Coast James Green said boaters should avoid the area of the Clarence River between Memorial Park, Prince Street, Grafton, and an area approximately 2 kilometres upstream, north of Susan Island between 6am and 6pm on both days.

“This area will be exclusively for the safe staging of the Head of the River Regatta,” Mr Green said.

“For safety reasons, skippers should avoid these areas as they will be restricted for the event and 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.

NSW Maritime is part of Roads and Maritime Services.

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