Navigation Restriction - Throsby Creek, Newcastle Harbour
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Throsby Creek, Newcastle Harbour
7:00am to 4:45pm - Sunday 6 November 2016
Vessel operators are advised that Roads and Maritime Services has declared that the above event, which is to be held on Throsby Creek, Newcastle Harbour between 7:00am and 4:45pm on Sunday 6 November 2016, is a Special Event 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 has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Newcastle Rowing Club Inc. to conduct the event, and a Special Event/Exclusive Use Area (‘the Area’) will be established on the navigable waters of Throsby Creek between the Cowper Street and Hannell Street Bridges between the above times. The Area will be patrolled by control vessels.
Roads and Maritime 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)
Provision has been made for a ‘transit zone’ within which the control vessel operator will, at times during the event, authorise local vessel traffic to transit the Area. Vessels navigating the transit zone must not cause unreasonable wash and must comply with any direction given pursuant to (a) above.
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 7C
For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact the Roads and Maritime Services info line on 13 12 36
MARINE NOTICE NH16105