Navigation restriction - Shoalhaven River, Nowra - Shoalhaven River festival
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Shoalhaven River, Nowra
SHOALHAVEN RIVER FESTIVAL
8.00am to 10.00pm — Saturday 28 October 2017
8.00am to 5.00pm — Sunday 29 October 2017
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 Shoalhaven River in the vicinity of the Nowra Bridge, from Paringa Park, to the Greys Beach foreshore, and the area opposite Nowra Sailing Club boat ramp, from 8.00am to 10.00pm on Saturday 28 October 2017 and from 8.00am to 5.00pm on Sunday 29 October 2017.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Shoalhaven City Council to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Shoalhaven River in the vicinity of the Nowra Bridge, from Paringa Park, to the Greys Beach foreshore, and the area opposite Nowra Sailing Club boat ramp between the above timeson the above dates.
The Zone will be marked by buoys and the presence of official vessels including Water Police, Roads & Maritime Services, and Marine Rescue.
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 – 11A
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the Boating Safety Officer Nowra North, Roads & Maritime Services phone: 13 12 36
MARINE NOTICE SO1764