Due to the forecast of severe weather conditions associated with Tropical Cyclone Owen, the Regional Harbour Master (Mackay Region) will close the Whitsunday Pilotage Area from 0600 hours local time on Sunday 16 December 2018.
All ships are therefore strongly advised to immediately return to base or seek shelter and be secured by the closure time of 0600 hours on Sunday 16 December 2018. No vessel movement will be allowed after the closure without Regional Harbour Master’s exemption obtained through the Local Disaster Management Group.
The Whitsunday Pilotage Area will only be re-opened once the Regional Harbour Master is satisfied that it is safe for navigation.
INFORMATION PROVIDED BY:
Maritime Safety Queensland | Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division | Department of Transport and Main Roads
(07) 4841 4500