Navigation Restriction - Swansea Bridge, Lake Macquarie

NAVIGATION RESTRICTION
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Swansea Bridge, Lake Macquarie
ANODE and SUB-MARINE CABLE INSTALLATION WORKS
6:00am to 6:00pm - Monday 10 August to Friday 25 September 2020

THE WORKS

Vessel operators are advised that Transport for NSW will be undertaking necessary bridge maintenance on the Swansea Bridges over the Swansea Channel, Lake Macquarie. The works will be conducted between the hours of 6:00am and 6:00pm from Monday 10 August to Friday 25 September 2020.

SPECIAL EVENT/CONSTRUCTION ZONE

Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, vessel operators are advised that a Special Event Area/Construction Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Swansea Channel, at Lake Macquarie between the above times on the above dates. Closed spans will be indicated by channel blocked markers suspended from the bridge above the closed spans, and yellow buoys on the water.

NAVIGATION RESTRICTION AND WARNING

Vessels are restricted from transitting through the Special Event/Construction Zone where works are taking place as indicated by markers.

Vessel operators are to exercise caution when navigating in the vicinity of the works and pay particular attention to construction work vessels, lighting & day shapes and any advisory signage.

This navigation restriction and warning remains in place for the duration of the works.

DIRECTIONS

Transport for NSW 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

TfNSW Boating Map – 8A

For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact Transport for NSW (Maritime) on 13 12 36.

MARINE NOTICE NH2056

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