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Semi-Submersible Heavy Lift Ship visiting Darwin Harbour

Monday, 21 August 2017
The semi-submersible heavy lift ship Zhen Hua 33 arrived in Darwin Harbour on Saturday 19 August 2017 carrying the drill rig Noble Tom Prosser. Zhen Hua 33 will take ballast water during Monday night in order to partially submerge to allow the rig to be floated free.Noble Tom Prosser will remain in the Harbour during re-commissioning and is expected to depart for a NW Shelf drilling campaign in late August. The rig was designed to drill to 10,000 metres in water depths up to 121 metres.Planning for the rig discharge in Darwin commenced five months ago. » Read more

Manganese Shipments

Tuesday, 01 August 2017
Revived Bootu Creek manganese mine boosts bulk ore shipments from Darwin PortRead the ABC News article here  » Read more

Unmanned Rafts

Wednesday, 12 July 2017
This week, two unmanned rafts have been located drifting on Darwin Harbour. It appears that they have been abandoned following the Beer Can Regatta held on Darwin Harbour on the weekend. The rafts presented a hazard to other Harbour users. They are also viewed as an environmental issue. » Read more

Flaring Notification for Darwin LNG: 29-30 May 2017

Monday, 29 May 2017
Darwin LNG advises that flaring will occur at Darwin LNG between 29 and 30 May 2017. This is part of routine operations at the Wickham Point facility in Darwin, Northern Territory.This is a planned operation, as part of common business practice associated with the gassing up and cooling down of an LNG carrier.This activity is covered by provisions within the Darwin LNG Environment Protection Licence (EPL 54-07) » Read more

Local Business Benefits From Darwin Port Work

Thursday, 18 May 2017
The entrance to East Arm Wharf is undergoing a change. Darwin businesses are currently working on the final stages of a structure at the entrance to East Arm Wharf.The steel and concrete structure is designed to enhance the appearance of the entrance.Seven local Darwin businesses, Territory Civil Services, A&B Welding and Fabrication, RACE, Norsign, Hanson Concreting, Advance Civil Engineering and Gabbert Design have been involved in the $600,000 plus construction. » Read more

Cyclone Watch Cancelled

Tuesday, 11 April 2017
BOM cancelled the Cyclone Watch for Darwin in its 2:00PM update. There are no current warnings or watches for the Northern Territory. However, a Severe Weather Warning remains extant and we can expect strong wind gusts and rain for the next 24 hours.Darwin Port has ceased its Stage 1 cyclone status. » Read more

Cyclone Watch

Monday, 10 April 2017
A Cyclone watch was declared for Darwin at 11:00am Monday 10 April. Darwin Port has activated its Cyclone Procedure to Stage 1. Port Users should update themselves from BOM website and act in accordance with directions from the Darwin Port General Manager Operations.  » Read more

Flare Demonstrations

Wednesday, 08 March 2017
Port users are advised that a live flare demonstration using hand held red flares, orange smoke and rocket parachute flares will be conducted at Lee Point Beach between 0845 and 1000 on Thursday 09th March 2017.There will also be a live flare demonstration using hand held red flares and orange smoke at the Darwin Trailer Boat Club ramp between1730 and 1830 Thursday 09th March 2017.  » Read more

Cyclone Warning Cancelled

Sunday, 05 March 2017
The cyclone warning has been cancelled for Darwin. Normal operations can now resume.Darwin will continue to experience squally weather. Please ensure that all activities proceed cautiously and safely. » Read more

Cyclone Update

Saturday, 04 March 2017
A Cyclone warning was declared for Darwin at 17:00 4 March 2017. Darwin Port has activated its Stage 2cyclone preparations. Current BOM forecasts have Darwin impacted by gale force winds tomorrow. There is no intention to close the port at this time. However, that decision may be reviewed should the situation change. Port Users should update themselves from the BOM website and act in accordance with directions from the Darwin Port General Manager Operations. » Read more