Navigation Restriction - Hunter River, Newcastle Harbour - Swim event

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Hunter River, Newcastle Harbour
Swim event
9:30am to 12:00 noon – Friday 26 January 2018

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 the Hunter River, Newcastle Harbour between Stockton Ferry Wharf and Queens Wharf, Newcastle between 9:30am and 12:00 noon on Friday 26 January 2018.

EXCLUSION ZONE

Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Stockton Surf Life Saving Inc. to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hunter River, Newcastle Harbour between Stockton Ferry Wharf and Queens Wharf, Newcastle between the above times. The Zone will be patrolled by control vessels. 

DIRECTIONS

Roads and Maritime advises:

  1. 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)
  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).

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 36

MARINE NOTICE NH1805

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