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Bombing of Darwin – Stokes Hill Wharf Service

Monday, 20 February 2012
Sunday was an important Day for Darwin in marking the 70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin. It was very pleasing to see staff and many members of the community attend the Stokes Hill Wharf service, organised by the MUA – a great turnout and excellent feedback on the arrangements on the day. Thanks to Thomas Mayor, Ministers, dignitaries and all who attended.  DPC supported this event by sponsoring the cost of the shade structure, funding the attendance of the Tiwi Dancers and hosting the morning tea for attendees in the Function Centre. DPC is co » Read more

Bombing of Darwin Mural unveiled by Minister

Thursday, 16 February 2012
Today, Minister Gerry McCarthy MLA unveiled the specially commissioned artwork on Stokes Hill Wharf, dedicated to the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin. The Darwin Port Corporation is making a significant contribution to commemorative activities surrounding the 70th anniversary of the first Japanese bombing raids on Darwin on 19th February 1942. The Corporation has commissioned a number of art works, which includes the unveiled mural today, as well as a number of commemorative posters and banners and a display of » Read more

Northern Territory Administrator and Chief Minister visit the East Arm Workshop

Monday, 13 February 2012
The Administrator of the Northern Territory, the Honourable Sally Thomas AM and the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, the Honourable Paul Henderson MLA today viewed the newly constructed concrete plinth that was fabricated by the Corporation’s Landside Operations’ staff to house a memorial plaque for the USS Peary. The Chief Minister’s press release is attached. A selection of images from today’s event is attached. » Read more

Eline Enterprise UPDATE - Monday 6 February 2012

Tuesday, 07 February 2012
A contract has been negotiated between the vessel owner of Eline Enterprise and local company Svitzer to undertake recovery operations. "We have worked with the Incident Management Team (IMT) and Svitzer to develop a comprehensive recovery plan and we look forward to a safe resolution of the issue" said a representative from the ships management, Captain Rajan Mathrani, General Manager OSM. "Now that a contract is in place, Svitzer will today be removing the undamaged containers to land ashore. » Read more

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