Tropical Cyclone nears Dampier Port
According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's update at 0600 hours local time today (30 April), Severe Tropical Cyclone Quang has just reached category 4 intensity.
The cyclone lies about 785km (425NM) northwest of NW Cape. Further intensification is possible.
Increasing wind shear from late today and even more so during Friday should result in rapid weakening below cyclone intensity prior to
landfall. Nevertheless, gales may persist in southern quadrants, particularly the southeast, as late as Saturday.
The Port of Dampier is currently at Cyclone Response Stage 1 – Monitor, with Pilbara Ports Authority monitoring the weather system and assessing its likely path and potential impact on the Port of Dampier.
The Harbour Master direct that Masters shall ensure that:
1) Engines and machinery are fully operational.
2) Vessel stability, trim, and propeller immersion are appropriate.
3) Manning, stores and bunkers are adequate.
to enable large vessels to put to put to sea at short notice, or small vessels to move onto their designated cyclone moorings at short notice.
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