Navigation Restriction - Throsby Basin, Newcastle Harbour
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Throsby Basin, Newcastle Harbour
AUSTRALIAN FORMULA POWERBOAT GRAND PRIX
7:00am to 7:00pm – Friday 26 and Saturday 27 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 in Throsby Basin, Newcastle Harbour between Dyke Point and Throsby Berth 1 between 7:00am and 7:00pm on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 January 2018.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Australian Formula Powerboat Grand Prix Incorporated to conduct the events, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of Throsby Basin, Newcastle Harbour between Dyke Point and Throsby Berth 1 between the above times on the above dates. The Zone will be patrolled by control vessels and marked with course buoys.
Roads and Maritime advises:
- Persons within the vicinity of the Zone must comply with any directions given by a 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 Services Boating Map – 7C
For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact the Roads and Maritime info line on 13 12 56
MARINE NOTICE NH1803