Navigation Restriction - Lake Albert
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga
CANOE AND KAYAK RACING
12:30pm to 3:30pm – Saturday 1 October 2016
Vessel operators are advised that Roads and Maritime Services has declared that the above event, which is to be held on Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga between 12:30pm and 3:30pm on Saturday 1 October 2016, is 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 granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Wagga Bidgee Canoe Club Inc to conduct the event.
A Special Event/Exclusive Use Area (‘the Area’) will be on the whole of the navigable waters of Lake Albert between the above times.
Due to the nature and number of vessels participating in the Special Event, all Power Driven Vessels will be prohibited from operating in the Area during the time detailed above.
Passive craft such as canoes, kayaks, and sailing vessels are permitted to navigate in the Area during the Special Event.
The Area will be monitored by control vessels.
Roads and Maritime advises that in relation to the Area:
- Persons within the vicinity of the Area must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or NSW 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 under any circumstances, and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s12(6) - Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 25
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Roads and Maritime Services on 131256
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