Queensland Ports Brace for Cyclone Slam


Emergency alerts have been issued at Australia’s ports of Gladstone, Abbot Point and Mackay after threats a Category 2 Tropical Cyclone, named ‘Marcia’, would smash into Central Queensland.

According to World Maritime News, Gladstone Anchorage has been evacuated and all vessels currently in the Gladstone Harbour were removed and put to sea.

Cyclone Marcia has been moving through the Coral Sea towards the Queensland coast in a south westerly direction.

It is expected to maintain this general motion through to landfall on the eastern Queensland coast between St Lawrence and Bundaberg.

PTI previously reported on the cyclone ‘Hudhud’ in India which caused severe damage to a number of warehouses in the ports of Visakhapatnam and Gangavaram.

(Source: The Guardian)

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