Weipa port rethink

THE grounding of a fully laden mini cape-size bulk carrier two years ago in Weipa’s South Channel has led to a rethink of how ships are guided out of the port.

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The Orient Centaur.

On November 6 2017 the 63,000t deadweight Orient Centaur was transiting Weipa's South Channel under pilotage in a trial introduction of this size of ship to the port.