Navigation Restriction - Clarence River, Grafton

NAVIGATION RESTRICTION

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Clarence River, Grafton
SKI RACES
12:30pm to 5:00pm – Saturday 19 May 2018
8:30am to 1:00pm – Sunday 20 May 2018

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 Clarence River, Grafton adjacent to Corcoran Park for approximately 3.5 km between 12:30pm and 5:00pm on Saturday 19 May 2018 and between 8:30am and 1:00pm on Sunday 20 May 2018.

EXCLUSION ZONE

Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to the Big River Ski Club Inc. to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Clarence River, Grafton from Corcoran Park for approximately 3.5 km between the above times on the above dates. The Zone will be marked by buoys and monitored by control vessels.

DIRECTIONS

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 or persons 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 and Maritime Boating Map – 2C

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Luke Tucker, Boating Safety Officer, Yamba, Roads & Maritime Services phone: 0428 243 100

MARINE NOTICE NH1763

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