"Move out at sea" advices Newcastle Port officials

By Curious

Bad weather was forecasted for Newcastle area and Newcastle Port officials are giving no chances so they advice lots of vessels to go back to sea.
It is 5 years from the time when the bulk carrier Pasha Bulker ran aground on Newcastle's Nobbys Beach.
Some other vessels also got into trouble as large seas hit the shore.
The Newcastle Port Corporation is reporting today it is preparing for another very heavy weather event, coming from a low pressure system which is incorporated with king tides. Because of this thirteen vessels have been warned to pull up their anchors and go back to sea.
Emeritus Professor Bruce Thom, who is a former Chair of the New South Wales Coastal Council, is telling that the threat may not be underestimated.
"These high tides just lifts the water level up for prolonged periods of time, for many hours on end, and with waves that hits in that's when the storm damage may occur," he said.
Mr Thom tells residents in low-lying regions also have to be ready.
"An interesting thing about Newcastle and the Lower Hunter is the lowlying lands - when you get what we call 'coincidence events', you get these terrible storms from the sea," he told.
The Emergency Service of the State is currently on vigilant.