Navigation Restriction - Coffs Harbour, Harbour
(Marine Safety Regulation 2016, cl.22)
Coffs Harbour, Harbour
AQUATIC FUN PARK
Daily from Monday 2 January 2017
Vessel operators are advised that due to the activity associated with an Aquatic Fun Park on Coffs Harbour, Harbour, which may affect navigation, a Direction Notice (‘the Notice’) pursuant to Clause 22(1) of the Marine Safety Regulation 2016 (the ‘Regulation’) establishing an Exclusive Use Area (‘the Area’) has been issued pursuant to Clause 22(2) of the Regulation daily from Monday 2 January 2017.
In addition to local signage and buoyage, the Notice advises members of the public of the location of the Area and prohibits entry into the area.
The Notice warns the general public of the risk of collision with the floating amusements, rides and other apparatus, establishes the boundaries within which the activity carried on by the regulated facility should be restricted, and also serves to protect users of the facility from outside vessels.
EXCLUSIVE USE AREA
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, an Exclusive Use Area (‘the Area’) has been established between the above times and is defined as follows:
The area occupying 2,500 square metres of navigable water within the Harbour at Coffs Harbour bounded by the following points (as shown on the diagram below):
- The point which is a distance of 70 metres off Jetty Beach from mean low tide and 70 metres south of the southern side of Jetty
- The point which is a distance of 50 metres eastward from point A.
- The point which is a distance of 50 metres southward from point B.
- The point which is a distance of 50 metres westward from point C (being 70 metres off Jetty Beach from mean low tide and 120 metres south of the southern side of Jetty).
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 NSW Police Officer in relation to the Area 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 or persons are permitted to enter the Area, and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Regulation 2016, cl 22(4) – Maximum Penalty $11,000.00)
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 3A
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Roads & Maritime Services seven days a week 8:30am to 4:30pm on 131 236.
MARINE NOTICE 16175