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New VTS era for Melbourne

New VTS era for Melbourne

The innovative new Vessel Traffic Service system being installed in Melbourne will enhance safety and efficiency.

Station Pier operations update

Station Pier operations update

An update on operations at Station Pier, at 28 August 2020.

West Finger Pier remains open during works

West Finger Pier remains open during works

West Finger Pier will remain open to the public during routine maintenance works nearby. The works started on 12 August 2020 and will continue for around four weeks.

VPCM’s CEO thanks supporters of the CEO Sleepout

VPCM’s CEO thanks supporters of the CEO Sleepout

VPCM’s CEO, Rachel Johnson, gives sincere thanks to everyone who donated to the Vinnies CEO Sleepout on 18 June 2020.

The Ocean Onyx drilling rig at anchorage

The Ocean Onyx drilling rig at anchorage

The Ocean Onyx is an offshore exploration drilling rig currently in a Port Phillip Bay anchorage.

Station Pier operations

Station Pier operations

An update on operations at Station Pier at 5 June 2020.

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse maintenance

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse maintenance

The heritage-listed Point Lonsdale Lighthouse will undergo routine maintenance works during the winter months.

Ships to sound horns in recognition of seafarers

Ships to sound horns in recognition of seafarers

In Melbourne and all around the world, ships in ports will sound their horns at noon, local time, on Friday 1 May 2020.

Blue Marlin entry to the bay and operations at Station Pier

Blue Marlin entry to the bay and operations at Station Pier

The semi-submersible heavy transport vessel Blue Marlin is due to enter the bay on Wednesday15 April 2020. 

MV VIKING ORION DEPARTS

MV VIKING ORION DEPARTS

There are no cruise vessels at anchor or alongside in Port Phillip Bay. The last cruise vessel for the 2019/20 cruise season, MV VIKING ORION, sailed from Station Pier at 17:00hr on Thursday 09 April 2020

Australian Border Force restrictions for vessels and crew

Australian Border Force restrictions for vessels and crew

Australian Border Force has issued a notification about restrictions on commercial maritime vessels and crew.

Operations at Station Pier this week commencing 06 April 2020

Operations at Station Pier this week commencing 06 April 2020

There are currently two cruise vessels in the port of Melbourne. The two vessels are the PACIFIC ARIA and the VIKING ORION.

Operations at Station Pier this week commencing 30 March 2020

Operations at Station Pier this week commencing 30 March 2020

There are currently two cruise vessels laid up in the port of Melbourne. The two vessels are the GOLDEN PRINCESS and the VIKING ORION. Both vessels have disembarked their passengers.

Update on Australian Government advice and direction

Update on Australian Government advice and direction

VPCM is complying with the normal Australian and Victorian Government legislation and regulation. This advice and direction were recently updated. These are the current directions in place

Operations at Station Pier this weekend 28 and 29 March 2020

Operations at Station Pier this weekend 28 and 29 March 2020

This weekend, 28/29 March 2020 two cruise vessels will be calling in the port of Melbourne. The PACIFIC PRINCESS and SEABOURN SOJOURN are enroute to North America. Their last port of call was Fremantle.

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