Navigation restriction - Manning River, Taree - Rowing races

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Manning River, Taree
7.00am to 5.30pm –
Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January 2018


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 adjacent to Queen Elizabeth Park, Taree between 7.00am and 5.30pm on Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January 2018.


Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime Services has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to the Manning River Rowing Club Inc. to conduct this event and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Manning River, adjacent to Queen Elizabeth Park, Taree (between Goat Island & Taree Regional Boat ramp) and consist of a 2 kilometre course between the above times on the above dates. The Zone will be monitored and patrolled by control vessels who will advise vessel operators not to enter.


Roads and Maritime Services advise 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 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)

Provision has been made for vessels to transit the Zone during breaks in the racing. Control vessels (via race control vessels and control points on shore) will, at times during the event, authorise local vessel traffic to transit the Zone. Vessels navigating the transit zone must comply with any direction given pursuant to (a) above.


Roads and Maritime Services Boating Map – 6A

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the local Boating Safety Officer, Roads & Maritime Services phone: 0475 825 849


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