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Four men have been fined after they sailed from Sydney to Queensland on a superyacht. Photo ABC Gold Coast, Tara Cassidy

Four men have been issued $1,000 Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) after travelling on a superyacht from Sydney to Queensland last week.

The NSW Police Force Marine Area Command commenced an investigation, with assistance from Maritime Safety Queensland.

Police have been told two Victorian men, aged 44 and 58, and two Queensland men, aged 53 and 55, boarded a superyacht vessel and travelled from a yacht club at Pittwater NSW on Monday 5 July, to a marina at the Gold Coast, Queensland, arriving on Wednesday 7 July 2021, in breach of the Public Health Order.

Upon arrival, the men were directed by Queensland Police to be placed in hotel quarantine and were dealt with by Queensland authorities.

Following further inquiries, officers from Marine Area Command issued each of the men with PINs for travel from metropolitan Sydney area to place in NSW outside area – individual.

Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of a COVID-19-related ministerial direction is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.


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