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The Harbourmaster is responsible for enforcing the Auckland Council Navigation Safety Bylaw 2014.

Types of harbourmaster infringements

Schedule 1 infringement offences and fees under Auckland Council Navigation Safety Bylaw 2014.

Provision Description of infringement offence
cl 7 Failing to carry sufficient and readily accessible personal flotation devices in good operative condition and of appropriate size for each person on board a recreational vessel $200
cl 8(1) Failing to ensure that each person on board a recreational vessel is wearing a properly secured personal flotation device in circumstances of heightened risk $200
cl 9(1) Failing to wear a properly secured personal flotation device of an appropriate size on board a small recreational vessel $200
cl 11(1) Failing to ensure that any person being towed wears an appropriate personal flotation device, or failing to wear an appropriate personal flotation device while being towed $200
cl 12(1) Failing to nominate a person in charge of the vessel $200
cl 12(3) Operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs $200
cl 13(2) Allowing a person under 15 years of age, without supervision, to operate a power-driven vessel capable of exceeding a speed of 10 knots $200
cl 14(1)(a) Operating a vessel at a speed exceeding 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel $200
cl 14(1)(b) Operating a vessel at a speed exceeding 5 knots within 50 metres of a person in the water $200
cl 14(1)(c) Operating a vessel at a speed exceeding 5 knots within 200 metres of the shore $200
cl 14(1)(d) Operating a vessel at a speed exceeding 5 knots within 200 metres of any structure $200
cl 14(1)(e) Operating a vessel at a speed exceeding 5 knots within 200 metres of any vessel displaying flag A $200
cl 14(1)(g) Operating a vessel at a speed exceeding 5 knots within any zone specified by the harbourmaster as a 5-knot zone $200
cl 14(1)(h) Operating a vessel at a speed exceeding 5 knots within any mooring zone $200
cl 14(2) Operating a power-driven vessel at a speed exceeding 5 knots while any person has a portion of his or her body extending from the vessel $200
cl 15(2) Operating an unseaworthy vessel $200
cl 15(4) Failing to move or remove an unseaworthy vessel as directed by the harbourmaster $200
cl 16(1) Operating a vessel in breach of Maritime Rules Part 22 (Collision prevention) $200
cl 17 Failing to report a collision or accident as required $200
cl 18(1) Jumping, swimming, or diving in certain areas in breach of requirements $200
cl 19(1) Towing without an appropriate lookout $200
cl 19(2) Towing a person or object between sunset and sunrise $200
cl 19(3) Permitting a vessel to continue onwards after a person being towed has dropped a water ski or similar object in certain conditions $200
cl 19(4) Being towed in breach of requirements $200
cl 20(1) Failing to ensure that flag A is properly displayed when dive operations are in progress from a vessel $200
cl 20(2) Failing to ensure that flag A is properly displayed from a buoy when diving unaccompanied by a vessel $200
cl 21(1) Failing to ensure that a recreational vessel's wake, or the wake from any person or object being towed, does not cause danger or risk to any other person, vessel, structure, or navigation aid $200
cl 22(1) Operating a vessel's propulsion system around a wharf, quay, jetty, or pontoon in breach of requirements $200
cl 23(5) Failing to ensure a vessel in an access lane does not obstruct or cause danger to any other vessel or person in the access lane $200
cl 25(1) Failing to obtain prior approval for an event that is likely to affect public use of the water $200
cl 26(3) Obstructing a person using a reserved area for its intended purpose, or entering, remaining in, or using the reserved area for any other purpose $200
cl 27(1) Obstructing any navigable waters or access to any wharf, landing place, boat ramp, slipway, navigational channel, or mooring without prior approval $200
cl 27(2) Placing any obstruction in, over, or near any navigable waters in breach of requirements $200
cl 27(3) Leaving any equipment extending over the side of a vessel so as to cause a hazard to another vessel $200
cl 28(1) Discharging, dropping, or causing or allowing to be discharged cargo or anything into navigable waters that may constitute a danger to navigation safety $200
cl 29(3) Tying a vessel to a navigation aid without prior approval $200
cl 29(4) Damaging, removing, defacing, or interfering with a navigation aid $300
cl 29(5) Erecting a light or structure that may be mistaken as a navigation aid without prior written approval $200
cl 30(1) Fitting or using any lights, sirens, or other sound not prescribed for that vessel $200
cl 30(6) Failing to display an orange flashing light on a fast passenger ferry when required $200
cl 32(1) Operating a vessel while unable to communicate with a land-based person $200
cl 33(1) Failing to ensure visibility of a paddle craft under 7 metres $200
cl 34(1) Failing to identify a vessel in accordance with requirements $200
cl 35(1) Impeding an aircraft that is landing or taking off $200
cl 35(2) Taking off, landing, attempting to take off, or attempting to land an aircraft in certain areas without permission $200
cl 36(1)(a) Anchoring or mooring a vessel in a prohibited anchorage without prior approval $200
cl 36(1)(b) Anchoring a vessel in a restricted anchorage in breach of requirements $200
cl 37(1) Anchoring a vessel in the same or a nearby location for more than 14 consecutive days without prior approval $200
cl 37(2) Leaving a vessel unattended in breach of requirements $200
cl 38(1) Failing to ensure a vessel is adequately secured when not underway $200
cl 38(2) Mooring or anchoring a vessel that causes a hazard or an obstruction $200
cl 38(3) Mooring a vessel in a mooring zone in breach of requirements $200
cl 38(4) Cutting, breaking, destroying, or otherwise tampering with the anchor, mooring, or securing of any vessel $200
cl 39(1) Operating an unregistered personal water craft or failing to display an identification number $200
cl 40(1) Placing a mooring in navigable water without a mooring licence $200
cl 50(2) Failing to obtain approval before commencing hot work operations $200
cl 50(3) Failing to take required precautions before commencing or continuing hot work operations $300
cl 51 Failing to notify the berth operator, and the harbourmaster if requested, of the carriage of dangerous goods at least 48 hours prior to arrival $300
cl 52(2) Failing to notify the harbourmaster 24 hours prior to commencing any bunkering operation from a road tanker or vessel $300
cl 53 Failing to report inoperative or malfunctioning navigational or manoeuvring equipment on a large vessel as required or allowing such a vessel to enter or depart certain areas in breach of requirements $300
cl 54(1) Allowing a vessel under 500 gross tonnage to impede navigation of a large vessel in a pilotage area $200
cl 55(3) Navigating a vessel within the moving prohibited zone of a large vessel $200
cl 56(2) Allowing a large vessel to enter an area of restricted access to large vessels without prior approval $300
cl 58(2) Failing to operate a commercial fast vessel in accordance with an approved Navigation Safety Operating Plan as required $300
cl 59(2) Operating a vessel in Motuihe Channel fast passenger ferry lane in breach of requirements $200
cl 60(2) Operating a power-driven vessel at a speed exceeding 12 knots or using an automatic steering device in the Waitematā Harbour restricted zone $200
cl 61(2) Impeding the passage of specified types of vessels, mooring, anchoring, or fishing in the harbour bridge precautionary area $200
cl 62(2) Operating a vessel at a speed exceeding 5 knots in the Kawau Island restricted speed area $200
cl 63(2) Allowing a vessel to enter the ferry terminal basin in breach of requirements $200
cl 64(1) Allowing a large vessel to cross the Manukau Harbour bar between sunset and sunrise $200
cl 65(2) Loading or discharging explosive substances outside of an approved berth facility or explosives safety zone $300
cl 65(3) Vessel entering explosives safety zone without prior approval $200
cl 65(4) Vessel entering an explosives safety zone when a vessel is showing flag B $200
cl 66(2) Allowing a vessel carrying explosive substances to approach within 200 metres of another vessel in breach of requirements $200
cl 67(1) Failing to display flag B by day or a red light by night when carrying or loading bulk oil or explosive substances $300
cl 68(2) Berthing or mooring an oil tanker otherwise than at a place authorised for bulk oil discharges or failing to comply with requirements while tanker in port $200
cl 69(1) Allowing a tanker to lie within 30 metres of another vessel $300
cl 70(1) Failing to submit pilot log of transits to the harbourmaster annually as required $200
cl 71(1) Any pilot or pilot exempt master failing to use a passage plan as required $200
cl 71(2) Failing to ensure sufficient crew members on the bridge of a large vessel to carry out the passage plan as required $200
cl 72(2) Failing to navigate a vessel within marked channels as required $300
cl 73(1) Operating a commercial vessel for hire or reward without a licence $300
cl 77(2) Failing to comply with a direction given by the harbourmaster, an enforcement officer, an honorary enforcement officer, or the police $200