Shoal Bay: Exclusive Use Saturday

8 February 2012

Roads and Maritime Services has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence for the safe staging of a swim event at Shoal Bay, Port Stephens this Saturday (11 Feb).

Maritime Services Regional Manager Hunter/ Inland Sonia McKay said boaters should keep clear of the area of Shoal Bay in a 50m perimeter around the swim course between the prolongation of Harwood Avenue and Shoal Bay boat ramp between 7am and 8.30am.

“This area will be used exclusively for the safe staging of a swim event,” Ms McKay said.

“For safety reasons, skippers should keep clear of this area as it will be restricted for the event and patrolled by control vessels.”

Ms McKay 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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