Notice to Mariners

posted Mar 25, 2015, 3:45 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Mar 25, 2015, 3:49 PM ]
Title: Exclusion Zone - vessels engaged in berthing operations. 

'Significant and dangerous wash can be produced by large commercial vessels and the attendant tugs while the vessel is being berthed. This wash can have serious adverse effects upon the safety of other vessels in the vicinity.  Therefore Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) declares that a 90 metre exclusion zone exists around any vessel that is under pilotage and engaged in berthing operations. Only vessels engaged in assisting with the berthing operation are permitted to operate within the exclusion zone. Mariners are still advised to navigate with caution when operating within the vicinity of commercial berthing operations as wash from tugs when engaged at full power can extend well beyond the exclusion zone.