Navigation Restriction - Hawkesbury River (Wisemans Ferry to Liverpool Reach) - Water ski races
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Hawkesbury River (Wisemans Ferry to Liverpool Reach)
WATER SKI RACES
8:30am to 5:00pm – Sunday 12 & 26 August 2018
Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 October 2018
Sunday 11 November 2018
And Sundays 3 March, 7 April and 26 May 2019
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 Hawkesbury River from Wisemans Ferry to Liverpool Reach and return between 8:30am and 5:00pm on Sunday 12 & 26 August, Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 October, Sunday 11 November 2018, and Sundays 3 March, 7 April and 26 May 2019.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Ski Racing NSW Inc. to conduct the events, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hawkesbury River from Wisemans Ferry to Liverpool Reach between 8:30am and 5:00pm on the above dates. The Zone will be patrolled by control vessels, who will advise vessel operators not to enter.
Roads and Maritime advise that in relation to the Zone;
- 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).
- 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
Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 9C
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the local Boating Safety Officer, Roads & Maritime Services phone: 0407 107 487
MARINE NOTICE SY1827