Murray River: Exclusive Use this weekend

7 March 2012

Roads and Maritime Services has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence for the safe staging of a water ski race this weekend (10 and 11 March) on the Murray River.

Maritime Regional Manager Murray/ Inland Scott Kidd said boaters should keep clear of the Murray River between the Robinvale Euston Road Bridge and the 1164km River Mark at Bonvaricall Creek Junction each day from 7am to 7pm.

“This area will be used exclusively for the safe staging of a water ski race organised by Ski Racing Victoria,” Mr Kidd said.

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

“At the end of the event, a control vessel displaying a green flag bearing the words ‘race finish’ will indicate the re-opening of the river.”

Mr Kidd 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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