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Declaration of boating exemption - Port to Park Open Water Swim

Event name:

Port to Park Open Water Swim

Date/time of event:

19 February 2022

Location:

Port Melbourne

Details:

PUBLIC NOTICE
DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION

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

For the purposes of boating activity conducted by South Melbourne Life Saving Club, persons and vessels involved in the Port to Park Open Water Swim event 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 1.1.7 of Schedule 1 – 5 knot speed restriction within 200 metres of the water’s edge – North East Port Phillip
5. Clause 1.1.9 (b) of Schedule 1 – Area prohibited to vessels at South Melbourne Beach 

Subject to the conditions detailed below:
  • Masters of rescue vessels are only exempt from item 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 and item 5 for the duration of the event. 
  • Occupants of rescue vessels involved with the event must wear a personal floatation device at all times during the event and vessels must have all prescribed safety equipment.
  • The exemptions apply from 8.30 am to 1.00 pm on Saturday 19th February 2022 to persons and vessels involved in the Port to Park Open Water Swim.
  • The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.

By order of Parks Victoria
Dated: 03/02/22