Navigation Restriction - Hunter River, Berry Park, near Duckenfield - Rowing regattas
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Hunter River, Berry Park, near Duckenfield
7:30am to 5:00pm - Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October, Saturday 7 November 2020; and Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 February 2021
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 Hunter River adjacent to the Endeavour Rowing Club complex at Berry Park, (near Duckenfield) from 7:30am to 5:00pm on the following dates: Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October, Saturday 7 November 2020; and Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 February 2021.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Endeavour Rowing Club Inc. to conduct the events, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hunter River adjacent to the Endeavour Rowing Club complex at Berry Park (near Duckenfield) between the above times on the above dates. The Zone will be marked by course buoys and patrolled by control vessels.
TfNSW advises that in relation to the Zone:
- Persons within the vicinity of the Zone must comply with any directions given by a 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 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)
Provision has been made for a ‘transit lane’ within which the control vessel operator will, at times during the event, authorise local vessel traffic to transit the Zone. Vessels navigating the transit lane must do so at a speed not exceeding 4 knots and must comply with any direction given pursuant to (a) above.
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
TfNSW Boating Map – 7C
For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact the TfNSW Info line on 131 236
MARINE NOTICE NH2063