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 boating activity conducted by Black Rock Yacht Club, persons and vessels involved in the Winter Solstice Swim 2022 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 metres of a person in the water
2.Clause 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel
3.Clause 4(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 200 metres 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 area of North East Port Phillip
5.Clause 1.1.9(i) of Schedule 1 – areas prohibited to vessels at Half Moon Bay
Subject to the conditions detailed below:
• Masters of rescue vessels are only exempt from item 1 to 4 when undertaking arescue operation to retrieve persons in distress, provide for their initial medical orother needs and deliver them to a place of safety on shore, and item 5 for theduration of the event.
•All occupants of powered vessels involved with the event must wear a personalfloatation device at all times during the event and vessels must have all prescribedsafety equipment.
•The exemptions apply from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on Sunday 19 June 2022 within thewaters of Half Moon Bay beach.
•The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailedin the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.
By Order of Parks Victoria