Navigation Restriction - Corrigans Beach, Batemans Bay
(Marine Safety Regulation 2016, cl.22)
Corrigans Beach, Batemans Bay
PERSONAL WATERCRAFT HIRE
10:00am to 5:00pm - Daily from Thursday 29 September 2016
Vessel operators are advised that due to the activity associated with the hiring of personal watercraft at Corrigans Beach, Batemans Bay, which may affect navigation, a Direction Notice (‘the Notice’) pursuant to Clause 22(1) of the Marine Safety Regulation 2016 (the ‘Regulation’) establishing an Exclusive Use Area (‘the Area’) has been issued pursuant to Clause 22(2) of the Regulation between 10:00am and 5:00pm daily from Thursday 29 September 2016.
In addition to local signage and buoyage, the Notice advises members of the public of the location of the Area and prohibits entry into the area.
The Notice serves to warn the general public of the risk of collision with hired personal watercraft, protect the operators of those craft from collisions with outside vessels and establishes the boundaries within which the commercial activity is to be undertaken.
EXCLUSIVE USE AREA
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, an Exclusive Use Area (‘the Area’) has been established between the above times and is defined by four yellow aqua buoys marked with the symbols HD0326 at:
- 35° 43.554’S and 150° 12.142’E – being the north eastern corner, to
- 35° 43.718’S and 150° 12.243’E – being the south eastern, to
- 35° 43.747’S and 150° 12.171’E – being the south western, to
- 35° 43.583’S and 150° 12.071’E – being the north western corner.
Personal watercraft operations will occur in a clockwise direction around two buoys located within the Area.
A transit zone has also been established between the shoreline and the Area to allow hired personal watercraft to access the Area.
Navigation through the transit zone is permitted however vessel operators and the general public are reminded to keep a proper lookout, and otherwise comply with the marine legislation.
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 Area 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 Area, and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Regulation 2016, cl 22(4) – Maximum Penalty $11,000.00)
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 12B
Naval Chart AUS195
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Roads & Maritime Services seven days a week 8:30am to 4:30pm on 131 236.
MARINE NOTICE SO1685