Navigation restriction - Pipers Creek, Wallis Lake - Forsters Keys - Dragon boat races

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Pipers Creek, Wallis Lake – Forster Keys
DRAGON BOAT RACES
6:00am to 5:00pm – Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 November 2017

SPECIAL EVENT

Vessel operators are advised that a Special Event pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998 is to be held on Pipers Creek (Wallis Lake) in the vicinity of the boat ramp between Kenrose Canal and Supply Avenue, adjacent to Elizabeth Parade at Forster Keys, between 6:00am and 5:00pm on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November 2017.

EXCLUSION ZONE

Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Great Lakes Pearl Dragons Inc. to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of Pipers Creek (Wallis Lake) in the vicinity of the boat ramp between Kenrose Canal and Supply Avenue, adjacent to Elizabeth Parade at Forster Keys between the above times on the above dates. The Zone will be marked by inflatable 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 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).
  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)

Provision may be made to allow for vessels to transit through or around the Zone in accordance with directions issued by crew on board control vessels which will be located at each end of the Zone. Transiting vessels must do so at a speed and manner as directed by the crew of the control vessels and comply with any direction given pursuant to (a) above.

MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED

Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 6B

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Boating Safety Officer Bret Ryan, Roads and Maritime Services phone: 13 12 36.

MARINE NOTICE NH1791

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