Navigation Restriction - Hawkesbury River, Sackville - Windsor & Brooklyn - Windsor

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Hawkesbury River, Sackville - Windsor & Brooklyn - Windsor
Bridge to Bridge Waterski race
7:00am to 3:00pm – Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November 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 the Hawkesbury River from 7:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday 18 November 2017 starting from Sackville Reach (Sackville Ferry) extending upstream to Windsor Reach (Windsor Bridge) and from 7:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday 19 November 2017 from Dangar Island to Little Wobby, Brooklyn and extending upstream to Windsor Reach, Windsor.  

EXCLUSION ZONE

Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to the New South Wales Water Ski Federation Limited to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hawkesbury River from Sackville Reach to Windsor Reach and on Sunday from Dangar Island to Little Wobby at Brooklyn extending upstream to Windsor Reach, Windsor between the above times. The Zone will be patrolled by control vessels.

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 Maps – 9B, 9C

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the local Boating Safety Officer, Roads & Maritime Services phone: 0407 107 487

MARINE NOTICE SY1743

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