Navigation warning - Hastings River, Wauchope

Hastings River, Wauchope
UNMARKED HAZARDS and Altered riverbed conditions reducing charted depths
Thursday 8 July 2021 - Ongoing


Transport for NSW (TfNSW) advises vessel operators that due to recent major floods, altered riverbed conditions exist in the Hastings River in the Wauchope area. Deposits of gravel has resulted in variation to the Charted Depths resulting in reduced depth to less than 1.0 metres LAT.

Further, there are significant unmarked navigation hazards including submerged and floating debris, trees and shallowing, which, combined with dangerous currents means dangerous conditions for recreational boating.

Vessel operators are advised to exercise extreme caution when navigating in these waterways including monitoring the available depth of water.

This navigation warning remains in place until the natural recovery of the area occurs.


Transport for NSW advises

  1. Persons within the vicinity of these waterways must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to marine safety. Failure to comply with any such direction is an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.15A - Maximum Penalty $3,300.00).


TfNSW Boating Map – 5A

For further information concerning this Notice, please contact the TfNSW (Maritime) Info Line on 13 12 36.


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