01 July 2007

Pasha Bulker Update

After a nearly successful night of bow-pulling, the Herald Sun reports that the collier is just 50 meters from being towed out to open waters. There have been some leaks of petroleum products from the boat, making the operation both more urgent and cautious. But progress is being made, and that’s a wonderful thing.

The next window for moving the stranded bulk carrier may well be tonight’s high tide. Here’s hoping that the ship can be moved with minimal environmental damage and that the beach can be returned to those who love it.

Anyone who cares to take a look, there's a live feed of the efforts to re-float the boat here. It's not riveting watching, though.

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