Navigation Restriction - Raymond Terrace, Hunter River

NAVIGATION RESTRICTION

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Raymond Terrace, Hunter River

POWERBOAT RACES
9:00 am to 5:30 pm – Sunday 27 November 2016
9:00 am to 5:30 pm – Thursday 26 January 2017
9:00 am to 5:30 pm – Sunday 12 February 2017
9:00 am to 5:30 pm – Sunday 12 March 2017
9:00 am to 5:30 pm – Sunday 14 May 2017
9:00 am to 5:30 pm – Sunday 27 August 2017

THE EVENT

Vessel operators are advised that Roads and Maritime Services has declared that the above events, which are to be held on the Hunter River downstream of the Fitzgerald Bridge at Raymond Terrace and between 9:00am and 5:30pm on Sunday 27 November 2016, Thursday 26 January 2017, Sunday 12 February 2017, Sunday 12 March 2017, Sunday 14 May 2017 and Sunday 27 August 2017, are Special Events pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998.

SPECIAL EVENT & EXCLUSIVE USE AREA

Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Raymond Terrace Aquatic Club Inc. to conduct the events and a Special Event/Exclusive Use Area (‘the Area’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hunter River, downstream of the Fitzgerald Bridge, generally between the prolongations of Bourke Street and Swan Street, Raymond Terrace between the above times and dates. The Area will be marked by inflatable buoys and patrolled by control vessels.

DIRECTIONS

Roads and Maritime advises that in relation to the Area:

  1. Persons within the vicinity of the Area 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 are permitted to enter the Area and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.12(6) - Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)

MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED

Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 7C

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

MARINE NOTICE NH16125

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