Navigation restriction - Clarence River, Seelands - Wakeboard competition
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Clarence River, Seelands
8:00am to 6:00pm – Saturday 16 December 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 Clarence River, Seelands adjacent to the Big River Holiday Park and Ski Lodge for approximately 400 metres and between 8:00am and 6:00pm on Saturday 16 December 2017.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to the Queensland Wakeboard Association Inc. to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Clarence River, Seelands adjacent to the Big River Holiday Park and Ski Lodge for approximately 400 metres between the above times. The Zone will be marked by buoys and monitored by control vessels.
Roads and Maritime advises 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)
Provision has been made for vessels to transit the Area at the discretion of the organizer (via control vessels and control points on shore) at times between competition events. Vessels navigating the transit area must do so only with the permission of control vessels, at a safe speed and must comply with any direction given pursuant to (a) above.
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 NH1790