Navigation Restriction - Murray River, Wymah
Murray River, Wymah
WYMAH VEHICULAR FERRY – CHANNEL BLOCKED
17 February 2020 until conditions abate
NOTICE TO MARINERS
Vessel operators are advised the Wymah vehicular ferry, on the upper reaches of the Murray River at the locality of Wymah, is continuing to operate in low water level conditions which is causing the Murray River Channel to be blocked from 17 February 2020 until conditions abate.
NAVIGATION RESTRICTION AND WARNING
Due to low water levels resulting in reduced channel width and height, necessary changes have been made to allow for the continuing safe operation of the Wymah vehicular ferry which have caused the channel of the Upper Murray River at the location of the ferry to be blocked.
Due to the risk caused by the taut ferry cables that are required for the safe operation of the ferry, vessels should not attempt to navigate past the ferry, either upstream or downstream, until conditions abate.
Vessel operators in the vicinity of the ferry are advised to exercise caution, keep a proper lookout, maintain a safe speed, and follow any directions from the ferry operator.
Transport for NSW advises that vessels and persons on navigable waters in the vicinity of the Wymah vehicular ferry must comply with local signage and buoyage, and any directions given by an authorised officer in relation to the restriction or marine safety.
Failure to comply with any such direction by an authorised officer is an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.15A - Maximum Penalty $3,300.00).
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
Transport for NSW Boating Map – 27
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Boating Safety Officer Nat Jacobs on 0400 675 149.
MARINE NOTICE SO2016