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  • 12/07/2018 04:23 PM

    New Harbour Master for Newcastle and Yamba

    Port Authority of New South Wales has announced the appointment of a new Harbour Master for Newcastle Harbour and the Port of Yamba.

    Jeanine Drummond, Port Authority’s current Deputy Harbour Master and General Manager, Operations for Port Jackson and Port Botany in Sydney has been appointed to lead marine operations as Harbour Master for Newcastle Harbour and Port of Yamba.

    Reporting to Emma Fensom, Port Authority’s Chief Operating Officer, Newcastle and Yamba, Jeanine will begin her role as Harbour Master for Newcastle in August 2018.

    Jeanine DrummondImage: Jeanine Drummond, appointed to lead marine operations as Harbour Master for Newcastle Harbour and Port of Yamba

    Jeanine began her maritime career twenty-three-years ago at the Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, A Master Mariner and a Bachelor of Business Maritime Management, Mrs Drummond brings a wealth of maritime industry experience to the role.

    Prior to joining Port Authority as Manager, Port Services in 2016, Mrs Drummond worked in a wide range of maritime roles with Caltex, Hirarc Australia and Svitzer Australia. She has also held roles from Junior Deck Officer to Master for companies such as ASP, BP, Woodside and Teekay.

    Jeanine is also vice chair of the International Association of Ports and Harbours Women’s Forum, a member of the Women in Shipping and Transport Association (WISTA) and the Nautical Institute, and promotes the work of Connecting Women in Maritime to encourage more diversity in the maritime industry.

    Jeanine’s appointment follows the news that Newcastle and Yamba’s current Harbour Master, Peter Dwyer, will retire after seven years in the role.

    The role of Harbour Master is an official position appointed under the Marine Safety Act 1998 (NSW) that has the power to direct and control the movement, entry and exit of vessels within port areas to ensure the safety of shipping and the port environment.

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