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07 February, 2020

AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRIAL REPORT - PORT OF DAMPIER – SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE DAMIEN (STAGE 4) – UPDATE 6

Dear Valued Customer, 

Please find herewith below an important notice from Pilbara Ports Authority in regards to Port of Dampier Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien – Update 6.

QUOTE….

Good Morning All,

Port of Dampier – Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien – Update 6

As per latest BoM forecast the severe tropical cyclone Damien (Cat 2 system), is currently located NNE of Dampier.
The severe tropical cyclone is predicted to track southwards towards the Pilbara coast intensifying further to a category 4 and possibly Category 5 before crossing the coast on Saturday. 

The Tropical Cyclone is predicted to bring heavy rainfall, strong sustained winds and significant swell to the Port of Dampier. 

ALERT LEVEL: The Port of Dampier -  Cyclone Stage 4 – Shut Down with effect from 1200 hours,07th Feb 2020

Dampier & Ashburton VTS will be unmanned from 1200 Hours on 07th February 2020.

SUMMARY:

Date and time of issue:                            0800 AWST Friday 07th February 2020
Location of system:                                  Approximately 17.9S 117.3E 
Current motion:                                        WSW @ 6 Knots 
Category:                                                 Cat 2 Tropical Cyclone Intensity
Maximum winds:                                      60 knots (gusting to 85kts)
Range and Bearing                                  166 nm X NNE

LOOKING AHEAD:

The weather forecasts will continue to be monitored with further advice to be issued when a decision is made to activate “Stage 5 – Re-Open the Port”. 

KEY CONTACT DETAILS

Harbourmaster Dampier – Capt Vikas Bangia – 0427 299 645
Deputy Harbourmaster – Capt Anurodh Prasad – 0400 468 724
Deputy Harbourmaster – Capt Heathcliff Pimento – 0448 871 085

Best Regards

Vikas Bangia 
Harbour Master / PSO  – Dampier 
 

…UNQUOTE