Video footage appearing on social media showed an Augusta Westland refilling at Newcastle Harbour
As Turnbull was speaking in Canberra, police arrested 66 people at a protest against fossil fuels on Newcastle Harbour
, one of the world's biggest coal export ports about two hours' drive north of Sydney.
A plan to build a fourth coal terminal in Newcastle Harbour
has prompted local nurses to join a community campaign warning of the health risks from coal dust.
However, if Newcastle harbour
hopes of being crowned champions of the BBL, this is a game where they must avoid any slip-ups.
The 770 nautical mile course will see the racing fleet will round Lord Howe Island without stopping and return to the finish line in Newcastle Harbour
, while the cruising division will be able to enjoy a layover on the World Heritage-listed island for up to six days awaiting the right weather for the return leg.
The entrance to Newcastle Harbour
lies between two breakwaters, the outer sections of which are 430 metres apart and access can be achieved in almost any weather, A new marina at the Newcastle Yacht Club has been built in Throsby Basin and caters for visiting vessels.