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Declaration of boating activity exemption - Life Saving Victoria Carnival - Nov to Dec 2021

Event name:

LSV Carnival

Date/time of event:

20 November 2021 - 12 December 2021

Location:

Local Port of Port Phillip

Details:

PUBLIC NOTICE
DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION

Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for the Local Port of Port Phillip, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).

For the purposes of activity conducted by Life Saving Victoria, persons and vessels involved in the LSV Carnival events detailed in Table 1 are exempt from the following requirements:

State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988
1. Clause 2(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of a person in the water
2. Clause 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of another vessel
3. Clause 4(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 200 meters of the water’s edge

Waterway Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010 / Marine Act 1988
4. Clause 1.2.7 of Schedule 1 – 5 knot speed restriction of East Port Phillip
5. Clause 1.2.9 (l) & (n) of Schedule 1 – areas prohibited to vessels at Mornington and Mt Martha
6. Clause 1.2.12 (b) of Schedule 1 - The master of a personal watercraft must not operate the personal watercraft: for any purpose other than transiting in the safest most direct course to, or from the shore and/or a boat ramp or berthing facility (including a jetty, pier or mooring), whilst operating within designated 5 knot speed restriction zones.
7. *Clause 5.3 (a)(i) of Schedule 5 – 5 knot speed restriction area – West Head to Somers
8. *Clause 5.4 (c) of Schedule 5 – area prohibited to vessels at Point Leo Surf Beach
 
Marine Safety Regulations 2012
9. Regulation 96(4) – vessel master must not operate on enclosed waters unless vessel equipped with PFD for each person onboard
10. Regulation 100(2) – person must wear a PFD of type specified at all times when underway on enclosed waters
11. Regulation 104(1) – vessel master must not operate the vessel unless persons onboard when underway wear a PFD.
 
  • Subject to the conditions detailed below:
  • Masters of rescue vessels are only exempt from items 1 to 4 when undertaking a rescue operation to retrieve persons in distress, provide for their initial medical or other needs and deliver them to a place of safety on shore.
  • Masters of competing vessels are only exempt from items 1 to 4 for the duration of the event.
  • Masters of all vessels are only exempt from item 5 for the duration of the relevant event.
  • *Competitors and rescue vessels are only exempt from items 7 & 8 during events, if held at back up location Point Leo Surf Beach
  • Masters of personal watercraft (Jet Ski's) rescue vessels are only exempt from item 6 for the duration of the event, and items 9 & 11 when retrieving or rescuing a person without a PFD from the water.
  • Masters of IRB rescue vessels and personal watercraft (Jet Ski's) involved with the event must wear a personal floatation device at all times during the event.
  • Should vessels or persons not involved in the event come within 50 meters of the Exclusion Zone, the exemptions will be automatically suspended until the vessel or person has moved outside of the area
  • Mechanically powered LSV vessels are exempt from the carriage of specified safety equipment as per the Exemptions for Life Saving Victoria vessels in Exemption Notice 1, whilst operating within visual range of a staffed lifesaving facility.
  • Operators and occupants of vessels propelled by paddle or oar are exempt from PFD wearing requirements and the carriage of specified safety equipment whilst within visual range of a staffed lifesaving facility or flagged area, as per the Exemptions for Life Saving Victoria vessels in Exemption Notice 1.
  • The exemptions apply from for the times, dates, locations and events specified in Table 1 below
  • The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.
 
Table 1: 2021-2022 Life Saving Victoria Carnivals within Port Phillip Bay
DayDateTimeLocationsBack up locationEvent
Saturday20 Nov 20216:30am – 5:00pm Mt Martha Point Leo Surf Beach LSV Senior Swim Carnival
Sunday21 Nov 2021 6:30am – 5:00pm Mt Martha Junior LSV Carnival
Sunday 12 Dec 2021 6:30am – 5:00pm Mornington LSV Senior Swim Carnival

By order of Parks Victoria
Dated: 01/11/21