Navigation Restriction – Tweed River, Fingal to Murwillumbah
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Tweed River, Fingal to Murwillumbah
WATER SKI RACES
11:00am to 5:00pm – Saturday 27 August 2016
7:30am to 1:30pm – Sunday 28 August 2016
Vessel operators are advised that Roads and Maritime Services has declared that the above event, which is to be held on the Tweed River from Condong Bridge to Stotts Island between 11:00am and 5:00pm on Saturday 27 August 2016 and from Fingal to Murwillumbah between 7:30am and 1:30pm on Sunday 28 August 2016, is a Special Event pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998.
SPECIAL EVENT & EXCLUSIVE USE AREA
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to the Tweed River Water Ski Club Inc. to conduct the event, and a Special Event/Exclusive Use Area (‘the Area’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Tweed River on Saturday 27 August 2016 from Condong Bridge to Stotts Island and on Sunday 28 August 2016 from Fingal to Murwillumbah, between the above times. The Area will be patrolled by control vessels.
Roads and Maritime advises:
- Persons within the vicinity of the Area 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 Area during these races, and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.12(6) — Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)
MAPS AND CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 1a
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the Boating Safety Officer, Roads and Maritime Services on (07) 5587 5204
MARINE NOTICE NH1685