Bass Island Line (BIL) can confirm the John Duigan has arrived safely in Sydney and is currently berthed at Rozelle Bay. Preparations are well underway for the vessel to enter dry dock on Monday to repair the damage stern tube seal. BIL is also taking this opportunity to bring forward the planned out-of-water survey (once every 3 years) which was due to be undertaken in December.
As part of BIL’s commitment to ensuring continuity of shipping services to the King Island community during this time, the Matthew Flinders III arrived at King Island yesterday with essential freight. The vessel is now safely back in its home port of Bridport, carrying a shipment of 14 containers of freight, including King Island’s famous cheeses bound for market.