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04/07/2022 01:04 PM

An incident is currently unfolding between Port Kembla and Port Botany after a vessel lost power and there is a multi-agency response underway.

The vessel is in NSW state waters with the potential to run aground on coastline in that vicinity.

The vessel has deployed anchors and is currently holding. 

Three tug boats have arrived at the vessel to provide assistance.

As per national and state response agreements, Port Authority of NSW is managing the incident in the extreme sea conditions.

The vessel is around 170m long with no cargo onboard.

A number of agencies are responding including AMSA, Port Authority of NSW, NSW Maritime, Marine Command and the JRCC.


Monday 4th July 4pm: Media release available here

Monday 4th July 6pm: Media release available here

Tuesday 5th July 6am: Media release available here

Tuesday 5th July 1pm: Media release available here

Wednesday 6th July 7am: Media statement available here

Wednesday 6th July 11am: Media update available here

Wednesday 6th July 6pm: Media release


Updates via Twitter: Port Authority of NSW (@portauthnsw) / Twitter 

Image courtesy of Westpac Lifesavers Rescue Helicopters