THE news to come out of Pilbara Ports on Friday morning was good regarding ex-tropical cyclone Lincoln. 

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) advised ex-tropical cyclone Lincoln was located approximately 360 kilometres north northwest of Karratha and 465 kilometres north northeast of Exmouth. 

Lincoln was moving to the west-southwest, well north of the Pilbara coast and is likely to turn to the southwest towards the far west Pilbara coast from Friday night. 

Lincoln was expected to re-develop into a tropical cyclone later on Friday. 

Pilbara Ports will resume operations at the Port of Dampier, with small vessels and moored vessels able to start immediately and terminals and anchorages will resume operations from 3pm AWST. 

No further updates will be provided for the Port of Dampier. 

“The ports Ashburton, Cape Preston West and Varanus Island remain cleared in anticipation of ex-tropical cyclone Lincoln making its way south,” a Pilbara Ports spokesperson told DCN

“Ashburton and Varanus Islands are expected to experience strong winds from this afternoon until tomorrow (Saturday) midday.”