Manning River: Exclusive Use this Weekend

14 February 2012

Roads and Maritime Services has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence for the safe staging of power boat races on the Manning River at Taree this weekend (18 and 19 February).

Roads and Maritime Services, Maritime, Regional Manager North Coast James Green said boaters should avoid the river, adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Park, Taree, from 7.30am to 1.30pm on Saturday and from 7.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

“This area will be used exclusively for the safe staging of power boat races, hosted by the Australian Formula Power Boat Grand Prix Inc,” Mr Green said.

“For safety reasons, skippers should avoid this area as it 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 Maritime Boating Safety Officer or a Police Officer.

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