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Eline Enterprise Incident Update - Thursday 2 February 2012 @ 6:30 pm

Thursday, 02 February 2012
Significant progress has been made today with the agreement of a plan late this afternoon to recover the damaged cargo aboard the Eline Enterprise. Confirmation of a recovery contract is anticipated to be finalised at an IMT meeting at 0800 am tomorrow. Reports from recovery experts today confirmed that equipment will be able to be mobilised late tomorrow.  It is expected that the Harbourmaster will give his permission for the ship to now move to an inner harbour anchorage sometime mid-morning. » Read more

Eline Enterprise Incident Update - Wednesday 1 February 2012 @ 1:30 pm

Thursday, 02 February 2012
Experts, including an Industrial Chemist, have inspected the vessel and have confirmed that the majority of the cargo is undamaged.    Reports received today that cargo had fallen from the ship are not true.  All cargo remains on board and stable. Harbourmaster Captain Ian Niblock said that “the ethylene is leaking at a very slow pace and continues to pose neither a public safety nor environmental concern.  The Eline Enterprise is under my direction to remain at anchorage in the outer harbour and all future movements will be a » Read more

Eline Enterprise Incident Update - Sunday 29 January 2011 @ 6:00 pm

Monday, 30 January 2012
Following the boarding of technical experts on ‘Eline Enterprise’ today for further assessment of the damaged containers detected further leakage. The Incident Management Team (IMT) consisting of the ship’s agent Toll, Fire and Rescue Services, Marine Safety Branch, Australian Maritime Safety Authority, and the Darwin Harbourmaster met this afternoon to consider the latest advice. As a safety precaution, the vessel has been moved to the outer limits of the harbour.   » Read more

Eline Enterprise Incident Update - Sunday 29 January 2011 @ 9:00 am

Sunday, 29 January 2012
Following the successful transfer of testing equipment to the Master of the ‘Eline Enterprise’ yesterday afternoon, testing of every accessible space has confirmed that residual gas levels are well within the safety exposure limits.  The multi-agency Incident Management Team reconvened at 8:00 am this morning, and the vessel was given the all clear to proceed to an inner anchorage within the harbour under the guidance of a Darwin Port Corporation Marine Pilot and with a tug escort.   » Read more

Eline Enterprise Incident Update - Saturday 28 January 2011 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, 28 January 2012
An attempt to again board cargo vessel Eline Enterprise this afternoon was abandoned for safety reasons in deteriorating weather conditions. Following the multi-agency operations meeting at 12:00 noon today and the arrival of the ship owner’s technical experts from Singapore, the Darwin Port Corporation Pilot Vessel, John Grice, was despatched at around 3:15 pm to transfer testing equipment to the Eline Enterprise. » Read more

Eline Enterprise Incident Update - Saturday 28 January 2011 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday, 28 January 2012
An attempt to board cargo vessel Eline Enterprise earlier today was aborted for safety reasons due to rough weather and the ship remains at anchor in the outer Harbour. At its Incident Management Team (IMT) Meeting today, collective agencies considered contingency alternatives, which includes steaming the vessel one nautical mile into the harbour.  This will place the vessel in calmer waters, remaining at a safe distance from the greater Darwin area.    » Read more

Eline Enterprise Incident Update - Saturday 28 January 2011 @9:00 am

Saturday, 28 January 2012
A response team from Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Services left Kitchener Bay at 0700 hrs this morning aboard workboat Komiza to assess the status of damaged cargo onboard the Eline Enterprise, which is being held at the outer Harbour limits. The team is responsible for testing for remnant ethylene gas aboard the vessel.  Once confirmed safe, the ship will be escorted by tug into an inner harbour anchorage and this will allow further assessment of cargo damage to take place. » Read more

Eline Enterprise - Cargo Vessel Incident

Friday, 27 January 2012
A multi-agency response has been assembled today following the vessel, Eline Enterprise, currently anchored on the outer boundary of the Port of Darwin, with damaged cargo.  In a measured and coordinated approach, Territory agencies are working to achieve a safe and successful outcome to ensure risk to life and the marine environment is minimised.   » Read more

Inpex Announcement

Friday, 13 January 2012
Today’s announcement by INPEX that the Ichthys LNG final investment decision is to go ahead marks an important milestone for the Territory. This decision is welcomed by the Darwin Port Corporation, who has been working closely with INPEX in conjunction with the Territory Government over the last 3 years to ensure the feasibility of this investment. Chief Executive, Terry O’Connor said, “the Corporation has already committed significant resources to ensure that we are ready for the project’s construction and operational phases as the project progresses over the next 5 years.< » Read more

Deck Refurbishment work starts at Fisherman's Wharf

Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Work is set to commence this week on Fisherman’s Wharf to repair the concrete decking and corroded piling. » Read more