(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Farm Cove, Sydney Harbour
HANDA OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR 2013
Monday 25 February 2013 – Friday 26 April 2013
Vessel operators are advised that Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) has declared that the above event, which is to be held on the waters in Farm Cove, Sydney Harbour 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, RMS has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Opera Australia to conduct the event, and a Special Event/Exclusive Use Area will be established as follows:
- During the ‘construction periods’ from 25 February 2013 to 20 March 2013, and then 15 to 26 April 2013 – 24 hours per day in support of construction and installation works; then
- During performances (22 March 2013 to 14 April 2013), between 6.30pm and 10.30pm
The Special Event Area will cover the navigable waters of Farm Cove, Sydney Harbour. An Exclusive Use Area within the Special Event Area will be marked by lit buoys and patrolled by control and security vessels.
RMS advises that in relation to the Special Event Area;
a) 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).
b) No unauthorised vessels are permitted to enter the Exclusive Use Area under any circumstances, and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.12(6) - Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)
c) No vessels may stop or anchor in the Exclusive Use Area at any time during performances (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.12(6) - Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
RMS Boating Map – 9D
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the Rozelle office, RMS (Maritime) phone: 9565 8691
MARINE NOTICE No. SE0213