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
HARBOUR MASTER DIRECTIONS:
Vessel Masters shall ensure:
Terminal/berth operators are to ensure that :
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.
Capt. Anurodh Prasad
Deputy Harbour Master (Dampier)