Notices to Mariners

M207-19 Port of Hobart New Year’s Eve Fireworks Displays – Prohibited Area

Notice No.

Mariners are hereby advised that a ‘Prohibited Area’ has been declared in the River Derwent within Sullivans Cove during the New Year’s Eve fireworks displays.

A barge will be in position at 42° 53.042’S / 147° 20.665’ E on the evening of Tuesday, 31 December at the entrance to the Cove for the purpose of being the launching point for two fireworks displays.

A prohibited area has been declared within a 300 metre radius of the barge between the hours of 21:00 to 22:00 hours on 31 December and again from 23:30 hours on 31 December 2019 to 00:30 on 1 January 2020.

No vessels or craft (other than those with authorised officers) shall enter the Prohibited Area.

Regulation 71 of the Marine and Safety (Pilotage and Navigation) Regulations 2017 provides for the declaration of a specified area, including one surrounding a vessel at anchor, to be a prohibited area for other vessels or persons.  A police officer may intercept and remove to a place of safety any vessel or person in a prohibited area.