Man proceeded against for breaching marine safety rules

A 57-year-old man from Sandy Bay will be proceeded against for allegedly breaching the Marine and Safety (Pilotage and Navigation) Regulations 2017 in relation to an incident that occurred at the finish line of the 2023 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race this morning.

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 on the water, 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.

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