Navigation Restriction - Clarence River, Grafton

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Clarence River, Grafton
7:00am to 5:00pm – Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 June 2018


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 Clarence River, Grafton adjacent to Corcoran Park for approximately 3.5 km between 7:00am and 5:00pm on Saturday 9 June 2018 and adjacent to Memorial Park for approximately 4.5 km between 7:00am and 5:00pm on Sunday 210 June 2018.


Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Ski Racing Queensland Inc. to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Clarence River, Grafton from Corcoran Park for approximately 3.5 km and Memorial Park for approximately 4.5 km between the above times on the above dates. The Zone will be marked by buoys and monitored by control vessels.


Roads and Maritime advise that in relation to the Zone;

  1. 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).
  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)

Provision has been made for vessels to transit the Area at the discretion of the organizer (via control vessels and control points on shore) at times between competition events. Vessels navigating the transit area must do so only with the permission of control vessels, at a safe speed and must comply with any direction given pursuant to (a) above.


Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 2C

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Luke Tucker, Boating Safety Officer, Yamba, Roads & Maritime Services phone: 0428 243 100


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