Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle - Update

15 February 2023

TRS Cyclone Gabrielle has departed the New Zealand coast. Large swells remain, impacting some ports operations.

The following NZ ports have issues.

Port closed until channel assessments tomorrow am. The city and port have lost electric power due to flooding, and roads into and out of the city are flooded.

New Plymouth
Port under wind warning which may impact movements.

Reopened with restrictions on pilot boarding if swell conditions increase.

1100 hours 17th re- opening. Currently closed due to heavy swells.

Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle - Update

14 February 2023

TRS Cyclone Gabrielle moving South East and off the coast of NZ. Wind speeds upto 140km during today plus heavy rain .

Marsden Point/Whangarei
Opens 0900 16th with subjects on deep draft vessels UKC and movements only one hour either side of High Water.

Limited shipping movements from 1900 tonight and full port movements resume at 0700 15th.

• Tauranga container terminal resumed work 0600hrs today.
• Shipping movements to resume 1300hrs today pending swell conditions - any delays updates will be sent out as soon as possible.

Based on weather forecasts expect winds to abate Wednesday morning.

Port closed. Winds gusting 120km . Some flooding in the vicinity of the port . Power supply disrupted and access bridges to the area down.

Port open but on high wind watch and vessel movements being individually assessed for both entry and departure . Tanker currently in port remains berthed due to large swells at the entrance.

New Plymouth
Closed until tomorrow- further Port update and review expected .


Experiencing high winds and swell conditions at the pilot ground. Risk assessment of all movements being undertaken. Cashin Quay berth evacuated . Inner Harbour berths remain open.

Port closed. Swell conditions are forecast to remain above operating limits for the next 48 hours.

Port Chalmers
Open with strong winds expected tomorrow . Port review expected.

Nil warnings.

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