Monday, June 17, 2024

Man in hot water over Sydney to Hobart incident

Tasmania Police say a 57-year-old man from Sandy Bay will be proceeded against for allegedly breaching marine safety rules in relation to an incident that occurred at the finish line of the 2023 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race this morning.

Police say the man was skippering a private vessel when it reportedly encroached into the exclusion zone set by Marine and Safety Tasmania.

“Police wish to remind all mariners of their requirement to be aware of legislation and rules, to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the water.”

“As the Sydney to Hobart fleet continues to arrive in the coming days, spectators on the water need to be mindful of their actions and ensure they remain at a safe distance from competitors and other vessels,” Tasmania Police said.

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