Navigation Restriction - Port Stephens, Nelson Bay - Aquatic fun park
(Marine Safety Regulation 2016, cl.22)
Port Stephens, Nelson Bay
Aquatic fun park
Friday 22 September 2017 to Tuesday 3 April 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 Port Stephens from the western most end of Nelson Bay Beach extending approximately 60m east of the established break wall and 80m north of Nelson Bay Beach foreshore running adjacent to established break wall between Friday 22 September 2017 and Tuesday 3 April 2018.
EXCLUSIVE USE AREA
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Splash Water park Pty. Ltd. to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of Port Stephens from the western most end of Nelson Bay Beach, Nelson Bay extending approximately 60m east of the established break wall and 80m north of Nelson Bay Beach foreshore running adjacent to the established break wall between the above dates. The Zone will be marked with local signage and yellow aqua buoys that will be lit at night.
Navigation is not permitted between the break wall, foreshore and the Aquatic Fun Park.
Roads and Maritime advises that in relation to the Zone:
- Persons within the vicinity of the Zone must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or NSW Police Officer in relation to the Zone 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.)
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 7A
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Roads & Maritime Services on 13 12 36.
MARINE NOTICE NH1785