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28 January, 2019

Tropical Cyclone Riley

Dear Valued Customer,    

Please see below important information from the Harbour Master / PSO of Pilbara Ports Authority of Dampier in regards to Tropical Cyclone Riley.


Good Morning All,

Port of Dampier – Tropical Cyclone Riley – Update 11 (Final)

Tropical Cyclone Riley is currently positions NW and well clear of the Pilbara Coast and continues to move in a West-South Westerly direction.
Overnight the wind at the Port of Dampier has reduced, allowing shipping operations to commence within the port. 
The port continues to experience high swell conditions at the northern entrance of Mermaid Sound, which is expected to moderate through the day.

28th Jan 2019:

Inner Anchorages:

0700: All Inner anchorages will be opened.

Moorings/Movement in the port:

0700: Mariners wishing to return to their vessels on cyclone mooring for re-manning, port movements and departing from the port may do so at their own discretion taking into action prevailing weather conditions.

Terminals & Berth:

1000: Terminal operators and Masters will need to make their own assessments for berthing, taking into consideration prevailing conditions for their safe operations and have contingency plans in place for emergency scenarios.


As swell conditions at the Northern entrance to the Mermaid Sound remain high, pilot boarding arrangements must take into consideration these environmental factors.

Normal Port operations can resume as above, No further update will be provided for Tropical cyclone Riley.


Vikas Bangia 
Harbour Master / PSO  – Dampier