Update 57

Heading to Geelong

The new Bass Island Line (BIL) vessel, John Duigan, will soon arrive in Geelong for the first as part of its new weekly service to King Island.

John Duigan is calling at the Victorian port under an agreement with GeelongPort which will see it sail weekly from Geelong to Grassy and then on to Bell Bay before returning to Geelong.

BIL’s John Duigan has been brought into service to provide a safe and reliable shipping service for King Island.

GeelongPort CEO, Brett Winter, said his port was chosen because of the efficient services for the handling and storage capability it provides for fertiliser and other primary King Island cargos.

“Operating BIL’s John Duigan service out of GeelongPort allows us to support the King Island community. GeelongPort is committed to being the island’s critical link to Victoria,” Mr Winter said.

BreastScreen Tasmania on its way

BIL is proudly working with BreastScreen Tasmania and TasPorts to bring a new BreastScreen Mobile Screening Unit to the women of King Island.

BIL’s new vessel, John Duigan, will be taking the BreastScreen Tasmania Mobile Screening Unit to King Island next week.

Image: The BreastScreen Tasmania Mobile Screening Unit which will be on King Island.

The important service will be available from 18 May 2018 to 31 May 2018 at the King Island Hospital and Community Health Centre, located in Currie.

BIL Business Manager Tom McBroom said BIL was helping out by covering all wharfage charges for the Screening Unit in both Bell Bay and Grassy.

“BreastScreen Tasmania is doing an amazing job by providing such an important service to the women of King Island and BIL is happy to play a small role in helping to make that happen,’ Tom said.

The BreastScreen Tasmania Mobile Screening Units travel to over 30 locations around the state, making early detection services available to all women.

To make an appointment, find out your nearest clinic, or find out when the Mobile Screening Unit will be near your location, simply call 13 20 50.

Community event reminder

A reminder that the King Island community is invited to the official naming ceremony and community event for John Duigan next Friday (18 May) from 1pm to 3pm at Grassy Port.

We hope to see you there!

Bass Island Line Update 57