Navigation Restriction - Nelsons Bay, Port Stephens - Gamefishing vessels sailport
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Nelson Bay, Port Stephens
GAMEFISHING VESSELS SAILPAST
7:00am to 9:00am – Friday 23 February 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 Nelson Bay, Port Stephens between Nelson Head and Red Patch Point from 7:00am to 9:00am on Friday 23 February 2018.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to New South Wales Game Fishing Association Inc. to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of Nelson Bay, Port Stephens within 500 metres of the shoreline between Nelson Head and Red Patch Point between the above times. The Zone will be patrolled by control vessels.
Roads and Maritime advise 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 –7A
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Roads & Maritime Services on phone: 131236
MARINE NOTICE NH1818