Students buoyed by port visit

Date published: 13 Mar, 2017 | Pilbara Ports Authority

Students from St Luke’s College have been given an insight into operations at the Port of Dampier, one of the world’s largest bulk export ports.

Earlier this month, Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) hosted 21 students, two priests and two teachers at the port, giving them an opportunity to meet staff from the Marine Operations, Security, Environment & Heritage, Engineering and Geographic Information System (GIS) departments.

The port visit also included a tour of the contemporary Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Centre, which is equipped with the latest VTS equipment and large visual screens that oversees thousands of shipping vessel movements across Dampier and Ashburton ports.

PPA’s Dampier Harbour Master Captain Vikas Bangia said it was a great opportunity for students and staff to learn about the significant operations at the port, as well as the different career pathways in the maritime industry.

“Students were able to learn about the various professions and trades at the port, which contribute to the port’s safe, efficient and smooth operations,” he said.

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