Media Releases

Wednesday, 28 November 2018


Port of Portland advises that all cattle on the MV Jawan have finished being unloaded earlier today. Port of Portland subsequently received clearance from Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) this afternoon and the vessel departed Port of Portland at 5pm.

It has been reported to Port of Portland that the cattle are in good health.

Should you have any queries on this matter please contact Greg Tremewen, Chief Executive Officer, on (03) 5525 0900.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018


Yesterday afternoon Port of Portland received direction from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) that the MV Jawan is not cleared to leave Port of Portland with any cattle onboard.

Based on this direction, Port of Portland has been advised that all cattle will be removed as soon as possible under the supervision of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. Port of Portland has also been advised that this will commence today.

It has been reported to Port of Portland that all cattle are in good health.

For any queries on this matter please contact Greg Tremewen, Chief Executive Officer, on (03) 5525 0900.

Thursday, 22 November 2018


Early this morning the MV Jawan departed Port of Portland bound for Muscat, Oman. Soon after departure it was evident that the ship was rolling from side to side. Just after exiting the harbour the pilot decided to turn and head back to port. The ship was then returned to its departure point.

The MV Jawan is a livestock vessel which was carrying 4,327 breed stock cattle. It has been reported to Port of Portland that there are no injuries to the cattle or any personnel onboard.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has detained the vessel this morning and an investigation will be conducted. At this early stage it is not known when this investigation will be completed. Until such time, Port of Portland is not able to provide any further information.

All inquiries regarding this event should be directed to Greg Tremewen, Chief Executive Officer, on (03) 5525 0900. 


Greg Tremewen
Chief Executive Officer
(03) 5525 0900

Past Media Releases:


1 Councillor Geoff White to open the new Corkscrew Observatory Wednesday, 17 October 2018
2 Community Invited to the Opening of the new Corkscrew Observatory Tuesday, 18 September 2018
3 Still No Solution to Cruise Ship Berth at Port of Portland Thursday, 24 December 2015
4 Cruise Ship Visit Could Be Cancelled By the Weekend Thursday, 17 December 2015
5 Portland Pleads With Union Not to Cost It a Cruise Ship Visit Thursday, 10 December 2015
6 2014/15 A Record Year for Port of Portland Thursday, 02 July 2015
7 New Chairman for Port of Portland Wednesday, 18 June 2014
8 Port of Portland Harbour Master Resigns Thursday, 21 March 2013
9 Port of Portland Chairman to Retire Monday, 23 July 2012
10 AIX divests its 50 percent interest in Port of Portland Thursday, 17 May 2012
11 Port to Commence Sand Bypassing Thursday, 01 March 2012
12 Port Community Bus supports education of Portland Youth Tuesday, 05 July 2011
13 Port to Celebrate its 50th Anniversary Friday, 17 September 2010
14 Port of Portland to Sponsor 3 Bays Marathon Tuesday, 22 June 2010
15 Gunns Preferred for Second Woodchip Facility Thursday, 30 July 2009
16 Auspine & Port of Portland Celebrate 10 Million Milestone Monday, 29 September 2008
17 Approval for Expanded Woodchip Facility Welcomed Thursday, 21 August 2008
18 Port welcomes government rail line initiative Wednesday, 16 July 2008


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