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News & Media

  • January 22, 2016
Boaters are reminded to keep clear of a section of the Hastings River at Port Macquarie next Tuesday for the safe staging of the Australia Day Festival.

Roads and Maritime Services has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence to Sailability NSW to host the event on the river between 10.15am and 3pm.

During this time an event area will be established alongside the shoreline between Port Macquarie Marine Rescue boat ramp and Hay Street around 150 metres from the shore.

Between 10.45am and 12.30pm an event area will be established alongside McInherney Park around 150 metres from the shore.

Vessels entering or exiting the port into the back channel of Port Macquarie will be offered a transit service by control vessels intermittently.

The event area will be marked with inflatable buoys and monitored by control vessels.

Vessels not involved in the event should not enter the marked area unless authorised by a boating safety officer or a police officer.

Roads and Maritime reminds people to wear a lifejacket when boating, especially in vessels smaller than 4.8 metres when alone, at night or offshore.

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