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09 April, 2019

Australia - Tropical Cyclone Wallace

09th April, 2019

Dear Valued Customer,    

Please find herewith below notification received from Pilbara Ports Authority.


Good morning All,
Port of Dampier – Tropical Cyclone Wallace – Update 5
As per latest BOM forecast  Tropical cyclone Wallace has started weakening and downgraded to a category 2 system. 
TC Wallace is forecast to continue moving in a West to South westerly (WSW) direction and unlikely to recurve towards Pilbara Coast. 
Port of Dampier will continue to experience swell today until Wednesday as a likely consequence of the cyclone. 

ALERT LEVEL: The Port of Dampier is currently at Cyclone stage 1 - Monitor. 
This stage involves monitoring the weather system and assessing its likely path and potential impact on the Port of Dampier.
Date and time of issue:                             0800 WST Monday 09th April 2019
Location of system:                                   Approximately 16.4S 114.4E
Forecast motion:                                       W @ 7kts
Category:                                                    Cat 2
Maximum winds:                                      60kts (gusting to 85kts)
Range and Bearing                                   284 nm X NNW

Vessel Masters shall ensure:

  • Vessel's engines and machinery are fully operational
  • Vessel's stability, trim, and propeller immersion are appropriate
  • Vessel's manning, stores and bunkers are adequate for departure
  • Preparations are made in accordance with their respective cyclone response plan

Terminal/berth operators  are to ensure that :

  • The latest cyclone forecasts are taken into account if planning operations over the coming days
  • The response plan accounts for time required for vessel's to clear the port and the approaching tropical system safely.
  • The wharf areas are inspected for and cleared off / secured for any items that may have the potential to fall into the berth pockets or adjacent areas during periods of strong winds

The weather forecasts will continue to be monitored with further advice to be issued within the next 24 hours or earlier if there is a substantial change/escalation to the situation.
Kind Regards
Capt. Anurodh Prasad 
Deputy Harbour Master (Dampier)