Port of Carnarvon continues to prepare as storm approaches

News for the Department of Transport
09
Feb
2017

The Department of Transport (DoT) has told vessels at the Port of Carnarvon to implement their cyclone contingency plans and move to their dedicated cyclone mooring or pen.

DoT Marine Safety General Manager Ray Buchholz said vessels without these arrangements have been instructed to leave port waters.

"These actions have been undertaken in close consultation with port facility operators and DoT continues to work to minimise the impact of the severe weather over the coming days," said Mr Buchholz.

Mr Buchholz said weather forecasts would continue to be monitored and updates will be provided should the situation change.

DoT has re-opened the Pilbara Ports of Port Walcott, Cape Preston, Onslow, Barrow Island and Varanus Island now that the severe weather has passed through that area.

Operators could contact the DoT Harbour Master to discuss any safety or operational concerns.

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