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Public Notice Declaration of Boating Activity Exemption

Event name:

Mentone Open Water Marathon

Date/time of event:

16th March 2024 7:30am - 12:30pm




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 the Mentone Life Saving Club, persons and vessels involved in the Mentone Open Water Marathon 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
4.         Clause 4(b) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a wharf, jetty, slipway, diving platform or boat ramp except in an access lane
5.         Clause 1.2.7 of Schedule 1 – 5-knot speed restriction zone of East Port Phillip – Mentone
6.         Clause 1.2.9(a) of Schedule 1 – area prohibited to vessels at Mentone
7.         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 boat ramp or berthing facility (including a jetty, pier or mooring), whilst operating within designated 5 knot speed restriction zone
Subject to the conditions detailed below:
·      Masters of rescue vessels are only exempt from item 1 to 5 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 rescue vessels are only exempt from items 6 and 7 for the duration of the event.
·      Occupants of powered rescue vessels (including personal watercraft) involved with the event must wear a lifejacket at all times during the event and vessels must have all prescribed safety equipment.
·      The exemptions apply from 7:30am to 12:30pm on Saturday 16 March 2024 to persons and vessels involved in the Mentone Open Water Marathon within the event waters adjacent to the Mentone Life Saving Club.
·      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: 21/02/24

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