A strong front has seen yet another section of the 85-year-old Esperance Tanker Jetty collapse overnight, leaving debris scattered throughout the Esperance Bay.
The uncontrolled collapse, which involved the remaining front portion of the heritage listed structure, is now the third major incident in just two years.
It is understood the Shire of Esperance was alerted to the incident about 6am this morning, September 20, and are working with Southern Port Authority staff to retrieve loose debris.
A pilot boat arrived at the scene about 7.20am to assess the damage and retrieve debris.
The incident comes just hours before the Shire of Esperance announced that a Special Meeting of the council had been called for Tuesday, October 1, to award a construction tender for the $6 million replacement jetty.
Members of the public that notice debris from the structure are asked to contact the Shire of Esperance on 9071 0666.
More to come.