Navigation restriction - Hunter River, Raymond Terrace to Smiths Island - Barefoot waterskiing marathon
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Hunter River, Raymond Terrace to Smiths Island
BAREFOOT WATERSKIING MARATHON
6:30am to 8:30am – Saturday 28 October 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 the Hunter River between the Fitzgerald Bridge, Raymond Terrace and Smiths Island (near Fullerton Cove), between 6:30am and 8:30am on Saturday 28 October 2017.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Lake Glenbawn Waterski Club Inc. to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hunter River between the Fitzgerald Bridge, Raymond Terrace and Smiths Island (near Fullerton Cove), between the above times. The Zone will be marked by buoys and patrolled by control vessels.
Roads and Maritime advise that in relation to the Zone;
- 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).
- 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 NH1780