Navigation Restriction - Kingscliff Coastal Waters, Coral Sea


(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Kingscliff Coastal Waters, Coral Sea
Daylight hours Mondays to Fridays – September & October 2016


Roads and Maritime Services advises that investigation works will be undertaken by International Coastal Management and Marine Civil Contractors to assist and support design of a salt water inlet, pipeline and pump station for adjacent aquaculture on behalf of Australian Bay Lobster Producers Pty Ltd who hold a Crown Lands licence for part of the investigation area.

The investigation area extends 1.3 km offshore to 10 metre depth of water in an east-north-easterly direction from the existing licence area (reserve opposite Kingscliff Police Station).

The investigation works include:

  • Hydrographic Survey
  • Seabed Probing
  • Use of divers and floating platform during suitable weather conditions
  • The proposed investigation does NOT include the removal or collection of sediment for analysis

Vessel operators are advised that Roads and Maritime has declared that the above works, which are to be conducted in the coastal waters off Kingscliff beach, and during daylight hours only, Mondays to Fridays in September and October 2016 a SPECIAL EVENT pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998.


The area extends 1.3km offshore to 10m depth of water in an east-north-easterly direction from the existing licence area (reserve opposite Kingscliff Police Station).

Works will be conducted by commercial divers during daylight hours only. Vessels used will display appropriate dive flag / day shapes.


The works should not impact general navigation however vessel operators should use extra caution when navigating the area. Keep a lookout for divers and observe distance off and speed restrictions when operating close to vessels displaying dive flags.


Roads and Maritime advises:

  1. Persons within the vicinity of the Area must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to marine safety. Failure to comply with any such direction is an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.15A - Maximum Penalty $3,300.00).
  2. Vessels are required to maintain a safe distance and speed from the works and operators are reminded that the production of wash which impacts unreasonably on the works is an offence (Marine Safety Regulation 2016 – clause 11(2) – Maximum Penalty $5,500.00).
  3. Vessel operators failing to leave the Special Event Area when directed to do so are liable to an offence (Marine Safety Act, s.12(6) – Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)
  4. Towing activity is strictly prohibited. Any vessel operator engaged in towing in the Special Event Area is liable to an offence (Marine Safety Act, s.12(6) – Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)
  5. Vessel operators in breach of any speed limit imposed by temporary signage are liable to an offence (Marine Safety Act, s.11 – Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)
  6. Vessel operators in the vicinity of the works must keep a proper lookout at all times.


Roads and Maritime Boating Map 1A and Coastal Map 1

Australian Chart – AUS 813

For further information regarding this navigation warning, please contact the Roads and Maritime Info line 13 12 36 (8:30am – 5:00pm M–F, 8:30am – 4:00pm Sat–Sun)


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