Navigation Restriction - Stingray Creek, Camden Haven
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Stingray Creek, Camden Haven
CHANGES DELAYS AND CLOSURES TO THE NAVIGATIONAL CHANNEL DUE TO BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION WORKS
7:00am to 6:00pm - January to December 2016 – Mondays to Saturdays
Roads and Maritime Services advises that to facilitate the replacement of the Stingray Creek Bridge at Camden Haven, a temporary bridge will be constructed upstream of the existing bridge for the purpose of piling operations, construction of the new bridge and removal of the old bridge.
Vessel operators are advised that Roads and Maritime has declared that the above works, which are to be conducted on Stingray Creek between the hours of 7:00am and 6:00pm, Monday to Saturday from January 2016 to December 2016, are a SPECIAL EVENT pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998.
SPECIAL EVENT AREA
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, a Special Event Area (‘the Area’) will be established around the works on the navigable waters of Stingray Creek at the location of the existing Stingray Creek Bridge between the above times.
Major construction will include; temporary bridge construction, pile driving, installation of new bridge and removal of old bridge. This Area will be will be marked with signage and buoys and be lit at night.
A marked navigation channel will be maintained for the duration of the bridge works, however this channel and buoy placement will change periodically to match relevant construction phases.
A speed restriction of 4 knots will be imposed in the Area at all times, and will be indicated on temporary signage and buoys.
Roads and Maritime advises:
- Persons within the vicinity of the Area must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to marine safety. Failure to comply with any such direction is an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.15A - Maximum Penalty $3,300.00).
- Vessels are required to maintain a safe distance and speed from the works and operators are reminded that the production of wash which impacts unreasonably on the works is an offence (Marine Safety (General) Regulation – clause 9 – Maximum Penalty $5,500.00).
- Vessel operators failing to leave the Special Event Area when directed to do so are liable to an offence (Marine Safety Act, s.12(6) – Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)
- Towing activity is strictly prohibited. Any vessel operator engaged in towing in the Special Event Area is liable to an offence (Marine Safety Act, s.12(6) – Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)
- Vessel operators in breach of any speed limit imposed by temporary signage are liable to an offence (Marine Safety Act, s.11 – Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)
- Vessel operators in the vicinity of the works must keep a proper lookout at all times.
A marked and lit navigation channel will be indicated by port (red) and starboard (green) buoys on approaches to the Area. Vessel operators should familiarise themselves with the area due to the changing areas of safe passage.
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 5A
For further information regarding this navigation warning, please contact the Roads and Maritime Info line 13 12 36 (8:30am to 5pm M–F, 8:30am to 4pm Sat–Sun)
MARINE NOTICE NH1602