Touring the Port
More than 200 local residents and staff have attended community tours in Port Hedland’s new Integrated Marine Operations Centre, expected to open in April, 2019.
Nine members of the Port Hedland community consultation committee, 107 residents, 51 staff and two media representatives took up the tour offer by Pilbara Ports Authority.
Also, 33 Hedland Senior High School students were selected by written application, to check out the everyday complex marine operations at the port of Port Hedland. Harbour master Myron Fernandes, who acted as a tour guide for the walk through said the scheduled tours were all well subscribed and received very positive feedback.
“Many of the visitors had not seen the inner harbour from an an elevated perspective and appreciated the view and the insights provided into the day-to-day management of the port’s operation,” he said.
“The visitors were also
impressed that a modern and technologically advanced facility such as the IMOC was located in the Pilbara region.
“The high school students’ visit to the facility was especially important as Pilbara Ports Authority has commenced a marine cadet program and we hope this may encourage other young community members to be part of the marine industry.”
Residents were given the chance to see new vessel traffic services consoles and unique views of the inner harbour and shipping channel. Neal Riley, Shirley Riley, Anna Winkler, Mathes Perera.
Armando de la Flor Olavide and Dyana Campbell.
Jason Harris, Amy Shelton, Cheryl Song Loong, Neil Rock.
Scott Muller and Rebecca Bullock.
Megan and Kieran Richardson.
Kylie Unkovich and Mary-Ellen Sheridan.
Neil Maney and Janine Rowley. Pictures: Nur-Irdah Halik
Kylie and Alan Northey.
Deputyharbour master Savio Fernandes talks about the operations centre.
Steve and Carmen Walsh.