Navigation Restriction - Richmond River, Missingham Bridge, Ballina - Fireworks display
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Richmond River, Missingham Bridge, Ballina
8:00pm to 9:00pm – Saturday 11 November 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 Richmond River, Ballina extending 80 metres upstream and downstream of the Missingham Bridge between 8:00pm and 9:00pm on Saturday 11 November 2017.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Mr Fireworks International Pty Ltd to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Richmond River, Ballina extending 80 metres upstream and downstream of the Missingham Bridge between the above times. The Zone will be 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)
Provisions may be made for a ‘transit zone’ within which control vessel operators may, at times during the event authorise local vessel traffic to transit the Zone. Vessels navigating the transit zone must do so at a speed not exceeding 4 knots, must produce no wash, and must comply with any direction given pursuant to (a) above.
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 2A
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Boating Safety Officer Marcus Cahill, Roads & Maritime Services phone: 0455 093 266.
MARINE NOTICE NH1798