In accordance with Regulation 66 of the Marine and Safety (Pilotage and Navigation) Regulations 2017, Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) determines that a 5 knot zone exists within Sullivans Cove. This area shall be defined by a line drawn from the Port Control Tower to the eastern end of Princes Wharf Number 3, and includes all waters to the west of that line.
Mariners are reminded this 5 knot zone is in place to ensure that all users of the Sullivans Cove area undertake their operations within safe limits. The 5 knot zone does not alter the responsibility of mariners to ensure that vessels operate at 5 knots or less when within 60 metres of another vessel, structure or the shore. This is especially pertinent when entering or leaving the Sullivans Cove area.
The following chart identifies the defined 5 knot zone. It also indicates areas outside the zone that are within 60 metres of the shore.