DoT ports in the Pilbara re-opened following changes to weather conditions

News for the Department of Transport
09
Feb
2017

The Department of Transport (DoT) has re-opened the Pilbara ports of Port Walcott, Cape Preston, Onslow, Barrow Island and Varanus Island following changes in weather conditions.

DoT Marine Safety General Manager Ray Buchholz said that the severe weather had at this point passed allowing the ports to be re-open.

"The action to allow vessels access to port waters has been undertaken in close consultation with port facility operators."

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

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

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