"This is the final morse transmission from the Telstra Maritime Communications Network. We conclude our final CW watch keeping after 87 years of continuous service with pride and sadness. Telstra, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and the Bureau of Meterology wish all seafarers fair winds and following seas. On behalf of the countless souls who would have died but for them, we salute all who have served our profession with skill and dedication through the years.
31st January 1999 2359 utc