PKPC has recently welcomed two new marine pilots to our staff.
Josephine Clark joins us from Eden port. Her career at sea commenced as a deck officer cadet with BHP Transport in 1989, graduating from the Australian Maritime College in 1992. She continued to work with BHP for 12 years.
In 2000 she took a shore secondment with BHP Billiton Chartering which included 12 months working in The Hague (The Netherlands) before returning to the sea in 2001 with Inco Ships. She was promoted to Master in 2003. In 2005 she took the position of Harbour Master & Pilot at the Port of Eden, a position she held for 6 years.
Ross Finlay's career started in 1983 as a Cadet with shipping line ANL, followed by ten years of driving tugs in Melbourne for PB Towage.
He was Master with Inco Ships from 2006 to 2012 most recently as an exempt Master of MV Iron Chieftain, a regular visitor to Port Kembla.
Ross is now settled in Keiraville and is enjoying discovering the local countryside on his new motorbike.
PKPC recently farewelled Robin Smith, a long standing Port Kembla Vessel Traffic Centre employee.
Robin's plans for the future involve many days of fishing and relaxing. We wish Robin a long, happy and healthy retirement.