Navigation Warning - Sydney Cove, Port Jackson - Australia day test buoy deployment

Sydney Cove, Port Jackson
Australia Day test buoy deployment
10:00am to 2:00pm – Tuesday 19 December 2017


Vessel operators are advised that navigation will be restricted between 10:00am and 2:00pm on Tuesday 19 December 2017 as five 1300 series buoys will be deployed in Sydney Cove on Port Jackson to mark barge placements planned for the Australia Day Celebrations on Sydney Harbour. Navigation will be restricted on Port Jackson in the area of Sydney Cove generally north of Wharf 3 as set out below.


Vessel operators are advised to exercise extreme caution when navigating in the vicinity of the buoys and to pay particular attention to vessel wash and the buoyed off area. This navigation warning remains in place for the duration of the works.


Roads and Maritime advises:  

  1. Vessels are required to maintain a safe distance and speed from the buoys and operators are reminded that the production of wash which impacts unreasonably on the works is an offence (Marine Safety Regulation 2016 – 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).


Naval Chart AUS 202

Roads & Maritime Services Boating Map – 9D

For further information concerning this Navigation Warning, please contact RMS Maritime Operations Info Line 131 236 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm 7 days a week)


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