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Declaration of Boating Activity Exemption - Gatorade Triathlon Series Race 4

Tuesday 21 February, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE
DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION

GATORADE TRIATHLON SERIES – Race 4 (Portarlington)
Parks Victoria as the waterway manager for the Local Ports of Port Phillip and Western Port hereby gives notice under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic) that persons and vessels associated with the SME 360 Triathlon Event, The Gatorade Triathlon Series – Race 4 as detailed on the Parks Victoria web site: parkweb.vic.gov.au is exempt as follows:

1. Life Saving Victoria Vessels associated with the Gatorade Triathlon Series – Race 4 event at Portarlington Beach on 12 March 2017 are exempt from Clause 1.4.9(d) of Schedule 1 of the Vessel Operating and Zoning Rules.  This exemption applies between 4:00am – 11:00am on 12 March 2017 for the area prohibited to vessels waters off Portarlington Beach to the West of the Portarlington Pier.

The following exemptions are provided to the masters of Life Saving Victoria rescue vessels only:

2. The following clauses of the Notice under Section 15(2) of the Marine Act 1988 (Vic) in respect to the requirement to operate a vessel at a speed not exceeding 5 knots within:
  • 50 metres of a person in the water – Clause 2(a)
  • 50 metres of another vessel – Clause 2(c)
  • 200 metres of the waters’ edge as detailed in Clause 1.4.7 of Schedule 1 of the Vessel Operating and Zoning Rules for Portarlington.
EXEMPTION CONDITIONS
1. The masters of Life Saving Victoria vessels providing rescue services must ensure they comply with the Marine Safety Act 2010 and gazetted waterway rules in respect to minimum speed and distances requirements, unless otherwise undertaking a rescue operation to retrieve persons in distress, and provide for their initial medical or other needs and deliver them to a place of safety. 
2. Occupants of all powered vessels, including rescue vessels used in conjunction with the SME360 events must at all times wear a personal floatation device of the required type.
3. Vessels used in conjunction with this event must be equipped with the type and number of safety equipment prescribed by the Marine Safety Regulations 2012.

The above exemptions apply for the times, dates and locations of SME 360 Triathlon Events as detailed on the Parks Victoria web site: parkweb.vic.gov.au provided that the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the Application for Boating Activity Exemptions and Exclusion Zones and associated documents, are adhered to.

By order of Parks Victoria
Dated 20 / 02 /2017

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