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06 February, 2020


Dear Valued Customer, 

Please find herewith below an important notice from Pilbara Ports Authority in regards to Port of Port Hedland – Cyclone Alert Stage 2 – Prepare.


Good morning,
The PPA – Port of Port Hedland cyclone response procedure has been activated. The Port of Port Hedland has been moved to Cyclone Alert Stage 2 – Prepare.
As of 0915 on 06 February, the BoM has issued a forecast for Tropical Low 05U, which currently lies offshore from the Kimberley coast. The Tropical Low is expected to form into a Topical Cyclone within the next 12 to 24 hours. This system is expected to continue moving in a westerly direction and remain well North of Port Hedland over the next 24 hours. Over the next few days, the tropical system is expected to move in a Southerly direction and track towards the Pilbara Coast. 
Communications between PPA and Terminal Operators in relation to this system has been ongoing for the past few days. Port operations will continue to be managed over the next 24 hours based on the information received from the BoM and the metocean conditions experienced. 

The BoM guidance track map for Tropical Low 05U as of 0915 WST 06 February is attached for information. PPA will continue to monitor the progress of Tropical Low 05U and provide the next update tomorrow morning.

Myron Fernandes
Harbour Master - Port Hedland
Pilbara Ports Authority
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