Port of Karumba

The Regional Harbour Master has declared a Yellow Alert for the Port of Karumba , destructive winds are forecast within 24hrs. All vessels are to move to their designated cyclone areas. 

Small Vessels with draughts less than 2 metres to move to the upper reaches of the Norman River. Owners should moor their vessels safely and avoid blocking access across creeks with mooring lines.

All vessels must contact Cairns VTS before moving to their area of shelter, either by telephoning 07 4052 7470 or calling on VHF Channel 16 or VHF Channel 12. 

Cyclone Contingency Plans can be found here: https://publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/maritime-safety-extreme-weather-contingency-plans

Cyclone Forecast Tracking Map can be found here http://www.bom.gov.au

The Port of Karumba is located at the mouth of the Norman River in the south-east corner of the Gulf of Carpentaria.

The port provides for general cargo, fuel, fisheries products and the export of live cattle. Karumba also acts as a transhipment port for Mornington Island, other Gulf communities and the Port of Weipa for the majority of the year, with refrigerated semi-trailers bringing goods north to Karumba for transhipment.

New Century Resources has also committed to re-establish transhipment operations through the Port of Karumba. NCR has taken over the Century Mine facilities, both at the port and mine for annual export volumes of 300,000 – 400,000 tonnes over an estimated mine life of 6.5 years.

The company has also negotiated with Ports North to maintain the channel depth over the life-time of the project.



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