Col­lege tours port au­thor­ity op­er­a­tions

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Stu­dents at one of Kar­ratha’s high schools got the chance to get up close to some of the tech­nol­ogy driv­ing the en­gine room of the Pil­bara this month.

Twenty-one St Luke’s Col­lege stu­dents ac­com­pa­nied by two pri­ests and two teach­ers toured Pil­bara Ports Au­thor­ity’s Dampier Port op­er­a­tions to gain in­sight into what goes on be­hind the scene at one of the world’s largest bulk ex­port ports. The port visit in­cluded a tour of the Ves­sel Traf­fic Ser­vices Cen­tre which is equipped with large screens over­see­ing thou­sands of ves­sel move­ments through the Dampier and Ash­bur­ton ports.

PPA Dampier har­bour master Vikas Ban­gia said the trip was a good op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents and staff to learn about the sig­nif­i­cant op­er­a­tions at the port.

“Stu­dents were able to learn about the var­i­ous pro­fes­sions and trades at the port, which con­trib­ute to the port’s safe, ef­fi­cient and smooth op­er­a­tions,” he said.

Mr Ban­gia said the trip high­lighted a few ca­reer path­ways for stu­dents in­ter­ested in a fu­ture in port op­er­a­tions.

The stu­dents were given the op­por­tu­nity to meet staff mem­bers from the marine op­er­a­tions, se­cu­rity, en­vi­ron­ment and her­itage, en­gi­neer­ing and geo­graphic in­for­ma­tion sys­tem de­part­ments dur­ing their tour.

Picture: Pil­bara Ports Au­thor­ity

St Luke’s Col­lege stu­dents re­cently vis­ited Dampier Port.

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