Navigation Restriction - Pipers Creek, Forster Keys
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Pipers Creek, Forster Keys
DRAGON BOAT RACES
8:00am to 5:00pm - Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 November 2016
Vessel operators are advised that Roads and Maritime Services has declared that the above events, which are to be held in Pipers Creek, Forster Keys between 8:00am and 5:00pm on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November 2016, are Special Events pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998.
SPECIAL EVENT & EXCLUSIVE USE AREA
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime Services has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Dragon Boats NSW Ltd. to conduct the events and a Special Event/Exclusive Use Area (‘the Area’) will be established on the navigable waters of Pipers Creek, Forster Keys between the above times and dates. The Area will be the full width of the channel adjacent to Elizabeth Parade Reserve, generally between the prolongations of Supply Avenue and Wyuna Place. The Area will be marked by buoys and will be patrolled by control vessels which will advise vessel operators when not to enter.
Roads and Maritime Services advises that in relation to “the Area”;
- Persons within the vicinity of the Area must comply with any directions given by a 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 are permitted to enter the Area and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.12(6) - Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 6B
For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact the Roads and Maritime Services info line on phone: 131236.
MARINE NOTICE NH16101