Navigation Restriction - Shoalhave River, Nowra - Nowra waterdragons dragon boat challenge/regatta

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Shoalhaven River, Nowra
Nowra Waterdragons dragon boat challenge / regatta
6:30am to 4:00pm – Sunday 16 September 2018


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 Greys Beach public boat ramp at Nowra between 6:30am and 4:00pm on Sunday 16 September 2018.


Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Nowra Water Dragons Dragonboat and Outrigger Canoe Club Inc to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Shoalhaven River, Nowra, from the upstream side of the Greys Beach public boat ramp (on the northern shoreline of the river) to a point 400 metres further upstream.

Course rounding buoys will be in place marking the 250 metre long course and the exclusion zone will extend for 50 metres beyond the buoys for the duration of the event. The Zone will be marked by buoys and patrolled by Roads and Maritime, Marine Rescue, and Dragon Boat Club control vessels.


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)

Vessel operators and other waterway users will be able to navigate past the zone from approximately the middle of the river to the southern bank, ensuring compliance with the sign posted four (4) knot speed limit.

Vessel operators and other river users are advised that on Saturday 15 September 2018 the Club will be active on the waters of the Shoalhaven River at Nowra, from the Greys Beach public boat ramp downstream to Pig Island.


Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 11A

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Roads & Maritime Services Infoline on: 13 12 36


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