|Safety Alert Notice|
Small Boats* on Lake Burley Griffin
*Boat includes launch, yacht, canoe, raft, pontoon and anything capable of carrying persons or goods through or on water
If you are an owner or user of a small boat/vessel the following information is provided to ensure your safety, the safety of others and the prevention of navigation incidents on Lake Burley Griffin.
Recreational and competitive owners and operators of small craft should be aware of, and comply with, the Lighting Rules as set out in Part V, Division 1 of the Lakes Ordinance 1979.
These rules enhance maritime safety and navigation on Lake Burley Griffin. Penalties apply for non compliance.
Whilst the lighting rules apply between the hours of sunset and sunrise it is important that they are also applied during twilight, fog or other poor lighting conditions as small craft may not be visible by other users of the Lake, whether anchored or underway.
Light to be carried by small power boat (Section 39)
A power boat that is less than 5 metres long and underway or anchored between the hours of sunset and sunrise shall show:
Lights to be carried by sailing vessels (Section 39A)
A sailing vessel underway or anchored between the hours of sunset and sunrise shall show:
Please note that it is sufficient compliance if the green light and the red light are shown together in a combined lantern not less than 0.50 metres below the bright white light.
Lights to be carried by small unpowered craft (canoes, kayaks, dinghies, rafts, row boats or anything capable of carrying persons or goods through or on water) (Section 40)
Please ensure that lights be placed so as not to interfere with the vision of the vessel's occupants.
In poor or failing light conditions, if lighting is not available, the boating activity should not proceed. If there is doubt - don't go out.
For more information refer to the Lakes Ordinance 1976 - www.comlaw.gov.au
For information on Lake Burley Griffin swimming courses contact NCA on 6271 2888.
Safety Note. 55523 30 September 2009
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 May 2010 12:32|