Navigation Restriction - Nepean River, Penrith - Penrith valley canoeing kayak marathon race
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Nepean River, Penrith
PENRITH VALLEY CANOEING KAYAK MARATHON RACE
8:00am to 2:00pm - Sunday 24 June 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 Nepean River, from 1km North (downstream) of Tench Reserve Boat Ramp at Penrith to 10kms south (upstream) in the Nepean Gorge and between 8:00am and 2:00pm on Sunday 24 June 2018.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Penrith Valley Canoeing Inc. to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Nepean River, from 1km North (downstream) of Tench Reserve Boat Ramp at Penrith to 10kms south (upstream) in the Nepean Gorge between the above times. 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 on phone: 0427 417 033
MARINE NOTICE SY1817