Commercial shipping operations have been suspended at the Port of Devonport from 1130 Thursday 13 October 2022 due to the current high-risk flood event. Refer to the Harbour Master Instruction 22-66 Port of Devonport – Suspension of Port Movements for more details.
- With major flood and marine wind warnings from the Bureau of Meteorology remaining in force, the situation at Port of Devonport is unchanged.
- The suspension of commercial shipping remains but will continue to be reviewed twice daily with advice provided to customers at the earliest opportunity each day.
- TasPorts has stood up an Incident Management Team to ensure a coordinated response to the management of this event as it relates to the safety of port users, vessels, and port infrastructure.
- Our focus is on all three ports: Bell Bay in the north and Burnie Port in the north-west noting the bulk of efforts are focused on Port of Devonport.
- Normal commercial shipping is continuing at the Ports of Burnie and Bell Bay with both under careful watch pending any changes in circumstance that might require escalation.
- We will continue to communicate directly with commercial shipping customers and to actively monitor the situation.
- For emergency help in flooding and storms call the SES on 132 500.
- In a life-threatening emergency call Triple Zero (000).
- TT Line is communicating directly with passengers about service disruptions.