Navigation Restriction - Hunter River
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
BAREFOOT WATERSKI EVENT
7:00am to 10:00am – Sunday 30 October 2016
Vessel operators are advised that Roads and Maritime Services has declared that the above event, which is to be held on the Hunter River between Raymond Terrace and Smiths Island, Fullerton Cove and between 7:00am and 10:00am on Sunday 30 October 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 Lake Glenbawn Waterski Club Inc. to conduct the event and a Special Event/Exclusive Use Area (‘the Area’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hunter River, downstream of the Fitzgerald Bridge, generally between the prolongation of Bourke Street, Raymond Terrace and Smiths Island, Fullerton Cove, 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)
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 7C
For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact the Roads and Maritime info line on 13 12 36.
MARINE NOTICE NH16127