Navigation Restriction - Tweed River, Jack Evans Boat Harbour
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Tweed River, Jack Evans Boat Harbour
DRAGON BOAT RACES
7:30am to 5:30pm - Sunday 20 November 2016
Vessel operators are advised that Roads and Maritime Services has declared that the above event, which is to be held within the Jack Evans Boat Harbour on the Tweed River between 7:30am and 5:30pm on Sunday 20 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 & Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to the Kids in Need Association Inc. to conduct the event, and a Special Event/Exclusive Use Area (‘the Area’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Tweed River, within the Jack Evans Boat Harbour between the above times. The race lanes will be marked by buoys and the Area will be patrolled by control vessels.
Roads & 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 and CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads & Maritime Boating Map – 1a
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the Boating Safety Officer, Roads and Maritime Services on (07) 5587 5204
MARINE NOTICE NH 16131