Navigation Restriction - Manning River, Taree - New years eve fireworks display

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Manning River, Taree
NEW YEARS EVE FIREWORKS DISPLAY
8:00pm to 10:00pm – Sunday 31 December 2017

SPECIAL EVENT

Vessel operators are advised that a Special Event pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998 is to be held on the Manning River, East of the Martin Bridge adjacent to Queen Elizabeth Park, Taree between 8:00pm and 10:00pm on Sunday 31 December 2017.

EXCLUSION ZONE

Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Milton Skinner to conduct the event and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Manning River, East of the Martin Bridge adjacent to Queen Elizabeth Park, Taree between the above times. The Zone will extend for a radius of 150 metres around the firing barge moored in the centre of the river, and will be patrolled by a control vessel.

DIRECTIONS

Roads and Maritime advises that in relation to the Zone;

  1. Persons within the vicinity of the Zone 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).
  2. No unauthorized vessels are permitted to enter the Zone 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 Services Boating Map – 6A

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Boating Safety Officer Steve Cribb on 0475825849 or Roads & Maritime Services phone 131236 (8.30am to 4.30pm daily).

MARINE NOTICE NH17113

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