Message from Regional Harbour Master // 8am 3.04.18


Message from Regional Harbour Master

 Due to the forecast severe weather conditions associated with T.C Iris, the Regional Harbour Master will close the Whitsunday Pilotage Area on Wednesday 4 April 2018 from 1000 hours local time.

All vessels are directed to return to base or seek shelter and secured by closure time. No vessel movement will be allowed after the closure without approval of the Regional Harbour Master or his delegate.

The Whitsunday Pilotage Area will only be re-opened when the Harbour Master is satisfied that it is safe for vessels to go back on the water and will advise you accordingly.

 **Please read attached Severity Report direct from Harbour Master**


Steve Hall

Area Manager (Mackay & Whitsunday Region) |
Maritime Safety Queensland | Department of Transport and Main Roads


Joscelyn O'Keefe


  1. Geoff Tate Says: April 4, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Can you please advise if the transfers from port Airlie will be able to run this morning

    • Joscelyn O'Keefe Says: April 4, 2018 at 10:29 pm

      Hi Geoff, you would need to contact Cruise Whitsundays the ferry operator directly and see if they have resumed service.

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