Navigation Warning - Swansea Channel, Lake Macquarie

Swansea Channel, Lake Macquarie
DREDGING WORKS
Monday 30 April to Thursday 31 May 2018

THE WORKS

Vessel operators are advised that maintenance dredging works will be undertaken from a dredge barge in the Swansea Channel, between Pelican and ‘The Dropover’, on Lake Macquarie from Monday 30 April to Thursday 31 May 2018. The dredge barge will display appropriate day shapes and lights to warn vessel operators of navigation restrictions in the vicinity of the works.

NAVIGATION WARNING

Vessel operators are advised to exercise extreme caution when navigating in the vicinity of the dredge barge, and to pay particular attention to any day shapes or lights displayed on the barge.  This navigation warning remains in place for the duration of the works.

DIRECTIONS

Roads and Maritime advises:

  1. Persons within the vicinity of the works must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to the works 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. Vessels are required to maintain a safe distance and speed from the works and operators are reminded that the production of wash which impacts unreasonably on the works is an offence (Marine Safety Regulation 2016 – cl.11 - Maximum Penalty $5,500.00).

MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED

Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 8A

For further information concerning this Navigation Warning, please contact the Roads and Maritime info line on 13 12 36

MARINE NOTICE NH1827

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