Originally Posted by pendragon
Other boats are my concern also. as the
" Extreme Weather Event Contingency Plan Cairns - 2017/2018" does not allow lines across any creeks . This means one can only make fast fore , aft and either Pt or Sb,
We are liveaboards and stay aboard. So do many others (but of course, some Cairns locals dinghy
somewhere and go to their land-based dwellings after securing their vessel).
Apart from a few foreign cruisers, most skippers will be Aussies. With a healthy (dis)regard for the letter of any law, regulation, or whatever.
Aussies do not hold dear the memory of the Eureka Stockade, Ned Kelly, Breaker Morant, and others for nothing. I do think that Aussies have become more compliant (and perhaps less technically competent because of the attractions of electronic entertainment) in my lifetime, but dey ain't dummies.
You are paying more respect to the black and white than an Aussie would; I hope that is not culture shock to you.
The reality is that once all boats are in the creeks, everyone runs lines across the creeks and/or puts out additional anchors. I can assure you that once the cyclone is at close approach, no authority figure will be going around to inspect the creek.
Needless to say, once the all clear is given, you need to remove those lines and anchors interfering with navigation
. Some of those boats are used to fill people's rice bowls.
And the smarter skippers will check time of departure from their cyclone anchorage with the tide times to avoid touching the substrate on a falling tide.