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Boaters alerted to exclusive use ocean swim in Shellharbour

by Roads and Maritime Services on 4 Apr 2013
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence for the safe staging of an ocean swim in Shellharbour on Sunday.

RMS Maritime Principal Manager South Craig Whitmore said boaters should keep clear of Shellharbour Boat Harbour and seaward into the Tasman Sea from 10am to 10.30am in the area defined by:

• the entrance of the Shellharbour Boat Harbour to the Tasman Sea and
• the navigable waters between the navigation leads for Shellharbour Boat Harbour and the southern shoreline of Cowrie Island and
• east to the Shellharbour Boat Harbour leads and the eastern side of Cowrie Island Shellharbour.

'This area will be used exclusively for the safe staging of a swim event organised by Shellharbour Surf Lifesaving Club,' Mr Whitmore said.

'For safety reasons, skippers should avoid this area as it will be closed for the event.

Mr Whitmore said vessels would not be permitted to enter the exclusive use area unless authorised by a boating safety officer or a police Roads and Maritime Services
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