Navigation Restriction - Forster, Cape Hawke Harbour - Fireworks display

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Forster, Cape Hawke Harbour
9:00pm to 9:30pm – Sunday 31 December 2017


Vessel operators are advised that a Special Event pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998 is to be held on Cape Hawke Harbour, Forster, downstream of the Forster Tuncurry Bridge between 9:00pm and 9:30pm on Sunday 31 December 2017.


Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to L & C Irvine Consultants Pty Ltd to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of Cape Hawke Harbour downstream of the Forster Tuncurry Bridge between the above times. The Zone will extend for a radius of 200 metres around the firing barges moored in Cape Hawke Harbour. The Zone will be patrolled by control vessels.


Roads and Maritime advise that in relation to the Zone;

  1. Persons within the vicinity of the Zone must comply with any directions given by any 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 unauthorised vessels are permitted to enter the Zone and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.12(5) - Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)


Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 6B

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Boating Safety Officer, Bret Ryan 0419 982 127 or the Maritime Info Line on 13 12 36.


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