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Notice of boating activity exclusion zone - Volvo Ocean Race


Wednesday 20 December, 2017

NOTICE OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXCLUSION ZONE

In accordance with section 208(2) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic), Parks Victoria, the waterway manager for the Yarra River upstream of the port waters of the Port of Melbourne and waterway manager for the Local Ports of Port Phillip and Western Port, gives notice that:

1) All persons and vessels not registered to take part in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 are prohibited from entering or remaining on the waters of the Yarra River in an area bounded by buoys in the locations detailed in Table 1.

The exclusion zone takes effect between 12.01am on Monday 25 December 2017 to 5.00pm on Tuesday 2 January 2018 when competing or support vessels involved in the Volvo Ocean Race are required to moor or berth within the area (as per associated declaration of boating activity exemption) provided the risk controls and undertakings detailed in the Event Application and associated documentation are adhered to.

Table 1

Buoys  Location

1          37° 49.119'S, 144° 55.978'E
2          37° 49.080'S, 144° 55.993'E
3          37° 49.084’S, 144° 55.939'E
4          37° 49.113’S, 144° 55.927'E

2)  All persons and vessels not registered to take part in the Volvo Ocean Race are prohibited from entering or remaining on the waters in Mornington adjacent to Mornington Pier in an area within a 300m radius of the Turning Buoy. The Turning Buoy will be positioned by the Volvo Ocean Race at 38° 12.506'S, 145° 1.601'E

The exclusion zone takes effect between 2.00pm to 6.00pm on Tuesday 2 January provided the risk controls and undertakings detailed in the Event Application and associated documentation are adhered to.

BY ORDER OF PARKS VICTORIA