Navigation Restriction - Kiama Harbour, Tasman Sea - New Years Eve fireworks and laser display

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Kiama Harbour, Tasman Sea
New Years Eve fireworks and laser display
8:50pm to 10:20pm – Sunday 31 December 2017

SPECIAL EVENT

Vessel operators are advised that a Special Event pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998 is to be held on Kiama Harbour, Kiama Boat Harbour and the Tasman Sea from 8:50pm to 10:20pm on Sunday 31 December 2017.

EXCLUSION ZONE

Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Kiama Municipal Council to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of Kiama Harbour, Kiama Boat Harbour and the Tasman Sea within a 200 metre radius of the Kiama Helipad located on the Northern breakwall between the above times.

No unauthorised vessels (i.e. vessels that are not already lawfully moored in the Zone) may enter the Zone between the specified times.

In addition, pursuant to section 12(3) of the Marine Safety Act 1998, for the duration of the event SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS are imposed on vessels that are lawfully moored within the Zone as follows:

  • Vessels lawfully moored within the Zone must remain at their moorings and MUST NOT be operated during the event.

DIRECTIONS

Roads and Maritime advise that in relation to the Zone;

  1. 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).
  2. 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 Roads & Maritime Services phone: 13 12 56

MARINE NOTICE SO1779

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