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No boating activity allowed at Lake Glenmaggiee unless exempted by Southern Rural Water

Southern Rural Water, as the declared waterway manager for Lake Glenmaggie, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010(Vic).

By news@gippsland - 24th November 2022 - Back to News

For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Glenmaggie and District Boat Club (GDBC), persons and vessels involved in the GDBC Glenmaggie Cup and Australian Championships, are exempt from the following requirements:

State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988

  • Clause 2(a) - 5 knots within 50 metres of a person in the water
  • Clause 2(c) - 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel
  • Clause 3(a) - 5 knots within 50 metres of the water's edge

Marine Safety Regulations 2012

Regulation 96(5) and 97(1) Master requirement to carry listed safety equipment on vessel on inland waters (a bailer, bucket with lanyard, torch, paddles and fire extinguisher). Regulation 44(2)(b) - holders of Restricted Marine Licences to operate a vessel at a speed not exceeding 10 knots.

To conduct boating activity or hold an on-water event, you may need an exemption or a modification from a rule

To conduct boating activity or hold an on-water event, you may need an exemption or a modification from a rule

Modifications

For the purpose of boating activity conducted by GDBC "Schedule 1- Types of Personal Floatation Devices", of the Marine Safety Regulations 2012 (MSR) is modified to include a personal floatation device is a PFD Type 1, 2 or 3 if it complies with the current Australian Power Boat Association (APBA) Rulebook.

Subject to the conditions detailed below:

  • The masters of rescue vessels are only exempt from the above Items 1 to 3 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 onshore
  • Masters of competing vessels are only exempt from item 2 to 4 for the duration of the event
  • Occupants of competing vessels must wear PFDs that comply with Rule 801 of the current APBA Rulebook
  • All persons on course and rescue vessels involved with the event must always wear a PFD during the event and vessels must have all prescribed safety equipment

Masters of Formula Future class vessels holding a Restricted Marine Licence are only exempt from Regulation 44(2)(b) provided they have completed the training required by APBA Victoria as detailed in the Formula Future Safety Management Plan and hold the appropriate APBA Formula Future licence, and must not exceed the following speeds:

  • J1 class - 19 knots
  • J2 class - 33 knots
  • J3 class - 40 knots
  • 25hp class - 47 knots
  • F4 class - 60 knots

All interstate vessel masters in Formula Future classes must hold the appropriate APBA Formula Future licence and have documented proof they have competed in at least 3 events (9 races) in their home state before competing at an event in Victoria. Should they not provide this proof they must complete the training required by APBA Victoria as detailed in the Formula Future Safety Management Plan.

Exemptions and modifications

In the event of any injuries which result in hospitalisation, a fatality or an incident involving a person or vessel not involved in the event, these must be immediately reported to ST-Vic and Victorian Police. In the case of all other incidents ST-Vic requires incident reports within seven days and a finalised report within 30 days.

The exemptions and modifications apply between the hours of 12:00pm to 5.30pm on 2 December and 7.00am to 5.00pm on 3 & 4 December 2022 at Lake Glenmaggie within the exclusion zone waters adjacent to the GDBC, as marked by buoys. The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.

Pictures from Lake Glenmaggie Community Facebook page.


Source: http://gippsland.com/

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