Navigation restriction - Camden Haven Inlet, Laurieton to Dunbogan - NBN SUBMARINE CABLE INSTALLATION

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Camden Haven Inlet, Laurieton to Dunbogan
Monday 21 September to Friday 25 September 2020


Vessel operators are advised that essential construction works associated with the installation of NBN submarine cables will be conducted across the channel in the Camden Haven Inlet from the vicinity of the Laurie St boat ramp, Laurieton, to the boat ramp near Bay St, Dunbogan. These works will be conducted from Monday 21 September to Friday 25 September 2020.


During this time a barge and work boat will be hauling a cable marked by floats placed at 20m intervals.  Divers will also be conducting underwater operations.

A control vessel will be positioned to warn approaching vessels of the operation.

Vessel operators are advised to exercise extreme caution when navigating in the vicinity of the works and any associated vessels.

During this period there will be other construction works carried out within the area and vessel operators are reminded to operate at a safe speed, maintain a proper lookout and minimise wash around barges while work is conducted.


Transport for NSW advises:

  1. Vessels are required to maintain a safe distance and speed from the works 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).


Transport for NSW Boating Map – 5A

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the local TfNSW Boating Safety Officer on phone: 0427 751 858.


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