Navigation Restriction - Lake Macquarie - Personal water craft races
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Personal water craft races
4:00pm to 6:30pm – Friday 13 October 2017
8:30am to 6:00pm – Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 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 Lake Macquarie upstream of an imaginary line between Rocky Point (Eleebana) and Speers Point between 4:00pm and 6:30pm on Friday 13 October 2017 and between 8:30am and 6:00pm on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October 2017.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Sydney Jet Sports Boating Association Incorporated to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of Lake Macquarie upstream of an imaginary line between Rocky Point (Eleebana) and Speers Point between the above times on the above dates. 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 – 8A
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the Roads & Maritime Services info line on 131236
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