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Maritime Event - Mahia Peninsula

Rocket Launch Hazard Area

Public Notice
Description: Anytime between 9:30 and 16:00 from Sunday 17 March to Saturday 30 March 2019
Closing Date: 30 March 2019 at 5:00pm
Contact Email: events@gdc.govt.nz

Rocket Lab will be launching a rocket into space from Mahia, Hawkes Bay.
The rocket will fly East (090°) from the tip of Mahia Peninsula (39°15’ S, 177°52’ E).
The area beneath the rocket’s flight path near the launch point must be clear at the time of launch.
A Launch Hazard Area will be in effect from 09:30 to 16:00 NZDT on launch attempt days. The launch time and date cannot be exactly predicted ahead of time.
Rocket Lab information broadcasts up-to-date launch information on Marine VHF Channel 79. Vessels planning to cross the area below are requested to contact Rocket Lab Range Control on Marine VHF Channel 07 or Channel 16 at the earliest opportunity.
The area extends approximately 15 nautical miles East of Mahia Peninsula.
The boundary points are:

A) 39°12.5’ S 177°51.00’ E
B) 39°12.5’ S 178°11.90’ E
C) 39°19.0’ S 178°11.90’ E
D) 39°19.0’ S 177°49.00’ E
E) 39°15.0’ S 177°49.00’ E

See Notice to Mariners Ed.04 and the Rocket Lab website(external link) for details

This public notice is issued under the Navigation and Safety Bylaw 2012, Sub-clause 3.8.1.