Navigation Restriction - Towong Bridge Repair Works
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Murray River, Towong
TOWONG BRIDGE REPAIR WORKS
Monday 12 September to Thursday 22 December 2016
Vessel operators are advised that due to repair works to be carried out by Roads & Maritime Services, the Murray River will be closed for 100 metres either side of the Towong Bridge from Monday 12 September to Thursday 22 December 2016 inclusive, and Roads and Maritime has declared that the works are a Special Event 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 declared the works a Special Event/Exclusion Zone and as a result ‘the Area’ will be established on the navigable waters of the Murray River 100 metres either side of the Towong Bridge between the above dates. The Area will be marked by channel blocked markers, fixed signange and patrolled by authorised officers.
A closed (blocked) channel will be marked during the day by a series of three shapes in a vertical line comprising ball – triangle – ball, and during the night by a series of three lights in a vertical line comprising red – green – red.
Roads and Maritime advise that in relation to the Area;
- Persons within the vicinity of the Area 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 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)
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the Roads & Maritime Services Infoline seven days a week from 8:30am to 4:30pm on: 131 236
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