MV Barkly Pearl

Published: Tuesday, 3 November 2020 at 3:28:54 PM

Mid West Ports Authority (MWPA) has been advised by Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) that livestock carrier MV Barkly Pearl has sustained hull damage and has been directed to take safe harbour at the Port of Geraldton.

MWPA are liaising closely with AMSA, Department of Transport, Department of Health, Australian Border Control and WA Police to bring the vessel into to port safely where the damage can be assessed and a response determined.

MWPA has not been made aware of any environmental impacts, however a boom will be deployed around the vessel once berthed as a pre-cautionary measure.

MV Barkly Pearl ship master has provided a health declaration of the crew onboard and has advised that all are in good health with no Covid-like symptoms.

MWPA is taking every measure to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all involved is of the highest priority. All Covid protocols are being applied as a pre-cautionary measure.

MWPA has been advised that there are no livestock on board. Further information will be provided as it comes to hand.

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