Navigation Restriction - Hawkesbury River, (Wisemans Ferry to Liverpool Reach)
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Hawkesbury River, (Wisemans Ferry to Liverpool Reach)
NSW Ski Racing Inc. Water Ski Races
8:30am to 4:00pm
Sunday 27 August 2017
Sunday 24 September 2017
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017
Sunday 25 March 2018
Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April 2018
Sunday 29 April 2018
Sunday 20 May 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 Hawkesbury River from Wisemans Ferry to Liverpool Reach and return between 8:30am and 4:00pm on Sunday 27 August, Sunday 24 September, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017, and Sunday 25 March, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April, Sunday 29 April and Sunday 20 May 2018.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Ski Racing NSW Inc to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hawkesbury River from Wisemans Ferry to Liverpool Reach between 8:30am and 4:00pm on the above dates. The Zone will be patrolled by control vessels, who will advise vessel operators not to enter.
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 – 9C
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the local Boating Safety Officer, Roads & Maritime Services phone: 0407 107 487
MARINE NOTICE SY1727