Navigation Restriction - Clarence River, Grafton - Dragon boat regattas
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Clarence River, Grafton
DRAGON BOAT REGATTAS
6:30am to 4:30pm – Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October 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 at Grafton from Memorial Park upstream for 500m, between 6:30am and 4:40 pm on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October 2018.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to the Grafton Dragon Boat Club Incorporated, to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Clarence River, Grafton from Memorial Park upstream approximately 500 metres (North of Susan Island) between the above times on the above dates. The Zone will be marked by buoys and patrolled by control vessels.
Roads and Maritime advise that 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 – 2C
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Luke Tucker, Boating Safety Officer Yamba, NSW Roads & Maritime Services phone: 0428 243100
MARINE NOTICE NH1843