Navigation Restriction - Nepean River, Penrith

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Nepean River, Penrith
MAINTENANCE WORKS M4 BRIDGE, REGENTVILLE
from Monday 13 March 2017 for 14 weeks

THE WORKS

Vessel operators are advised that the waters around the M4 Bridge piers at Regentville will be partially closed to all vessels from 13 March 2017, seven days a week for approximately 14 weeks due to maintenance repair works. The works may constitute a hazard to navigation.

A large dumb barge and associated equipment will be conducting inspection and routine maintenance repair works on the M4 Bridge at Regentville on the Nepean River. The work involves the inspection and non-destructive testing of concrete and cleaning of bridge piers.

NAVIGATION WARNING

In order to maintain safe navigation and to ensure a safe work zone, Roads and Maritime will establish exclusion zones and close two sections of the Nepean River for the construction of the temporary piers, commencing on the above date.

River traffic will still be able to pass through the work area with warning markers placed to assist safe navigation.

The Barge will display the appropriate day shapes and lights at night.

DIRECTIONS

Roads and Maritime advises: 

  1. 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 Regulation – clause 11(2)) - Maximum Penalty $5,500.00)
  2. Persons within the vicinity of the works must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to the works 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).

MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED

Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 9C

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the local Boating Safety Officer, Roads & Maritime Services phone: 0427 417 033

MARINE NOTICE SY1711

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