On 18 July the woodchip bulk carrier ‘Forestal Pacifico’ (41,000gt) successfully berthed at Port Melville. Over the next several days the vessel will load c35,000mt of woodchips from the Tiwi forestry industry for export to the world.
On the Tiwi Islands, Australian rules football isn’t just a game – it’s a way of life. The Tiwis’ love of the game is legendary, and the islands of Bathurst and Melville, located 80 kilometres north of Darwin, have produced some of the most gifted football players Australia has ever seen, including Maurice Rioli, Dean Rioli, Austin Wonaeamirri, Cyril Rioli, and Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti. The Tiwi Islands Football League (TIFL) comprises eight locally based teams who […]
Bulk carrier MV Efficiency OL in the final stages of loading 24,000 tonnes of Tiwi pine logs at Port Melville for export to the world.
In July and August, NT Port and Marine were pleased to host at our Port Melville facility, a Coxswain Level 2 training course. The course was conducted by the Australian Maritime & Fisheries Academy and the Tiwi Islands Training and Education Board. Pictured are the course participants on the Port’s wharf preparing for a days training on the water.
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On Monday 24 June, NT Port and Marine hosted a visit from the Hon. Michael Gunner MLA, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, and various members of the Northern Territory government. In a first for the Port, the party arrived and departed via the SeaLink ferry ‘Tiwi Mantawi’ which berthed at the approach pontoon due to the high operational tempo of the Port. The group visited Port Melville, where the ‘MV Manzanillo’ was in the […]
On Friday 7 June Port Melville’s newly established towage capability was declared operational following two days of Port and surrounding waters familiarisation by the vessel crews. The tugs, MT Kioloa and MT Capel, are owned and operated by Coastal Tug & Barge (CTB) under an agreement with NTPM to provide in-situ towage services for the Port. The vessels are home ported at Melville and available to service clients 24/7 with appropriate notice. MT Kioloa at […]
Click the PDF link below to view the latest edition of The Tiwi newsletter. The Tiwi 2019 – February / March 2019