22 December 2015

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Hawk collects rig and heads out THE oil and gas drilling rig that towered over the low lying foreshore of Phillip Island before appearing to hover for days in the early morning mists of Port Phillip is finally on its way back home to Singapore. With its drilling duties for Origin and Hibiscus Oil in Bass Strait completed, the rig was last week taken on board by the heavy lift vessel Hawk before heading out of Port Phillip on Tuesday.

Equipment was taken from the rig before it was welded to the Hawk’s deck for transport. The 223 metre, 44, 700 tonne Hawk sails at about 12 knots compared with the three knots that would be achieved if the rig was towed by tugs to Singapore. The rig is owned by Seadrill Ltd and is scheduled to be back at its Singapore base in early January. The Hawk is owned by OHT (offshore heavy transport). Picture: Yanni

For more information please contact 1300 850 600 or 5950 1000 www.mornpen.vic.gov.au

NEW YEAR’S EVE | 2015 - 2016

NO ENTERTAINMENT NO NONSENSE Mornington Peninsula Shire is continuing to take a ‘No Entertainment - No Nonsense’ approach for the upcoming New Year’s Eve on the peninsula, working in partnership with a community-based steering committee, police and residents to reduce the negative impact of celebrations in the area. There are no organised public events or activities on the Mornington Peninsula on New Year’s Eve. Venues operating on New Year’s Eve will only be accessible by people who have pre-purchased tickets. Alcohol bans apply from December 30 to midnight 1 January 2016. Possession of sealed and unsealed containers of liquor in public places is prohibited (unless sealed containers are being transported from point-of-sale to vehicle or private residence for consumption). Possession of any glass container while in a public place is prohibited.

No camping is permitted in any public park or reserves.

There are no public displays of fireworks on New Year’s Eve. A person must not possess or discharge fireworks (fines apply).

The Rye Carnival will be closed on New Year’s Eve (day and night). Discharge of flares is prohibited except in cases of an emergency. CAR PARK CLOSED

Mornington Peninsula Shire working in collaboration with Victoria Police

Bus Service - Portsea to Safety Beach A free, one - way bus service will operate from Portsea to Safety Beach. *For route information please visit www.mornpen.vic.gov.au Security will be onboard at all times.

People are reminded to be extremely vigilant of fires: and particularly fire-safe on the peninsula. More information about fire safety can be found at: www.cfa.vic.gov.au or www.depi.vic.gov.au

The Rye Pier car park will be closed from approximately 4.00pm on New Year’s Eve (or at Police discretion). Minor road closures are expected in Rye from 11pm - 1am.



In the event of an emergency call 000.

Have a safe New Year Mornington News 22 December 2015


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