Navigation Restriction - Forbes Aquatic Area, Lachlan River
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Forbes Aquatic Area, Lachlan River
FORBES NSW BAREFOOT WATERSKI TOURNAMENT
7:00am to 7:30pm – Wednesday 21 to Sunday 25 February 2018
Vessel operators are advised that a Special Event pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998 is to be held on the entire Forbes Aquatic Area on the Lachlan River, at Forbes between 7:00am and 7:30pm from Wednesday 21 to Sunday 25 February 2018.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to the Australian Waterski & Wakeboard Federation Inc. to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Lachlan River on the entire Forbes Aquatic Area between the above times and dates.
Roads and Maritime advise that in relation to the Zone;
- Persons within the vicinity of the Zone must comply with any directions given by any Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to the Special Event or to marine safety. Failure to comply with any such direction is an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.15A - Maximum Penalty $3,300.00).
- No unauthorised vessels or persons are permitted to enter the Zone and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.12(5) — Maximum Penalty $1,100.00).
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the local Boating Safety Officer, Roads & Maritime Services phone: 13 12 36
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