Newcastle Harbour: Exclusive Use Sunday

3 February 2012

Roads and Maritime Services has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence for the safe staging of a swim event on Newcastle Harbour this Sunday.

Maritime Services Regional Manager Hunter/ Inland Sonia McKay said boaters should avoid the area of the harbour between Queens Wharf and Custom House Steps between 7am and 8am.

“This area will be used exclusively for the safe staging of a Newcastle Triathlon Club swim leg,” Ms McKay said.

“For safety reasons, skippers should avoid this area as it will be restricted for the event and patrolled by control vessels.”

Ms McKay said unauthorised vessels would not be permitted to enter the exclusive use area unless authorised by event organisers, a NSW Maritime Boating Safety Officer or a Police Officer.

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