Navigation Restriction - Hunter River, Raymond Terrace - Power boat races

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Hunter River, Raymond Terrace

POWER BOAT RACES

9:00am to 5:00pm – Sunday 22 October 2017
Sunday 19 November 2017
Friday 26 January 2018
Sunday 4 February  2018
Sunday 4 March 2018
Sunday 20 May 2018
Sunday 3 June 2018
Sunday 1 July 2018

SPECIAL EVENT 

Vessel operators are advised that Special Events pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998 are to be held on the Hunter River, Raymond Terrace downstream of the Fitzgerald Bridge, generally between the prolongations of Bourke Street and Swan Street, Raymond Terrace and between 9:00am and 5:00pm on Sunday 22 October and Sunday 19 November 2017, Friday 26 January 2018, and Sundays 4 February, 4 March, 20 May, 3 June and 1 July 2018.

EXCLUSION ZONE

Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Raymond Terrace Aquatic Club Inc. to conduct the events, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of Hunter River, Raymond Terrace downstream of the Fitzgerald Bridge, generally between the prolongations of Bourke Street and Swan Street, Raymond Terrace between the above times on the above dates. The Zone will be marked by buoys and patrolled 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 Events 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 –7C

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the Roads & Maritime Services info line on 131236

MARINE NOTICE NH1778

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