Navigation Restriction - Hastings River, Port Macquarie - New Years Eve fireworks display
Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Hastings River, Port Macquarie
New Years fireworks displays
8:30pm to 9:30pm – Sunday 31 December 2017, then
From 10:30pm Sun 31 December 2017 to 12:30am Mon 1 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 Hastings River between Town Wharf and Pelican Island, at Port Macquarie from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on Sunday 31 December 2017 and then from 10:30pm Sunday 31 December 2017 to 12:30am Monday 1 January 2018.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime Services has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic License to All Occasions Pyrotechnics Pty Ltd to conduct the Event and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hastings River between Town Wharf and Pelican Island, Port Macquarie, between the above times. The Zone will extend for a radius of 100 metres around the firing barge which will be moored near the inter-tidal sand flats to the east of Pelican Island and will be patrolled by control vessels who will advise vessel operators not to enter.
Roads & Maritime Services advises in relation to the Zone:
- 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).
- 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)
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads & Maritime Services Boating Map – 5A
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the Roads and Maritime Services Info Line on 13 12 36.
MARINE NOTICE NH17133