Navigation Restriction - Main Beach, Yamba / Whiting Beach, Clarence River, Yamba - Swim event
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Main Beach, Yamba / Whiting Beach, Clarence River, Yamba
9:30am to 12:30pm – Sunday 7 January 2018
Vessel operators are advised that a Special Event pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998 is to be held at Main Beach, between Yamba Point and the South Breakwall at Yamba between 9:30am and 12:30pm on Monday 8 January 2018. (In the event of poor sea conditions the event will be held on the Clarence River at Whiting Beach.)
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to the Yamba Surf Life Saving Club Inc. to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of Main Beach between Yamba Point and the South Breakwall between the above times. In the event of poor sea conditions the Zone will be established on the navigable waters of the Clarence River adjacent to Whiting Beach at Yamba. The Zone will be marked by buoys and monitored 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 – 2C
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Luke Tucker, Boating Safety Officer, Yamba, Roads & Maritime Services on phone:
0428 243 100
MARINE NOTICE NH1801