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Queensland, Australia
Tropical Cyclone Iris update (6 April)
Friday, April 6, 2018, Queensland, Australia

Tropical cyclone Iris has now weakened to a tropical low, with sustained winds near the centre of 55 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour, as it starts its move to the northwest. It should continue to weaken as it moves northwest today (6 April).

It is no longer having any significant impact on the Queensland coast or islands.

Operating as per normal.


NQBP are expected to conduct surveys on Saturday morning (7 April). Clearance surveys will be conducted of the berth pockets of HP1 & 3 and DB4, followed by the channel. Beginning tomorrow, the terminals may berth ships at DB 1, 2, 3 and HP 2 & 3 and load to static paddock maximum drafts. The Harbour Master is working with OMC to be able to reinstate dynamic paddock calculations as soon as possible and will advise once it has been reinstated.

On completion of surveys, an assessment will be made with regards to lifting the restrictions.

Operating as per normal.

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