Navigation Restriction - Bondi Bay, Tasman Sea - Research buoy deployment 350M off Bondi Beach

NAVIGATION RESTRICTION
Bondi Bay, Tasman Sea

RESEARCH BUOY DEPLOYMENT 350M OFF BONDI BEACH
Saturday 24 April 2021 to Saturday 26 June 2021

THE WORKS

Vessel operators are advised a yellow research buoy will be deployed in the Tasman Sea in a location approximately 350 metres generally SE of the Bondi Beach foreshore and approximately 100 metres NE of the southern part of Bondi Bay. The research buoy will be used to measure and record wave data and will be in place for approximately 3 months, from Saturday 24 April 2021 until Saturday 26 June 2021.

NAVIGATION RESTRICTION AND WARNING

The buoy is yellow in colour and will be lit at night by a flashing yellow light (5 seconds).

All vessel operators and persons in the vicinity must keep a proper lookout and keep well clear of the buoy. Masters are to exercise extreme caution when navigating in the vicinity.

This navigation restriction and warning remains in place for the duration of the works.

Buoy in waterMap

DIRECTIONS

Transport for NSW advises:

  1. Persons within the vicinity of the works must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to the works 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).
  2. Vessels are required to maintain a safe distance and speed from the works and operators are reminded that the production of wash which impacts unreasonably on the works is an offence (Marine Safety Regulation 2016 – clause 11(2)) - Maximum Penalty $5,500.00)

MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED

TfNSW Broken Bay to Garie Beach Coastal Boating Map

Navigation Chart AUS 200

For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact Transport for NSW (Maritime) on 13 12 36.

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