1000th derelict vessel removed from Queensland waterways

War on Wrecks removes 1000th vessel

In just 4 years the War on Wrecks program has successfully cleaned up 1000 derelict vessels from our waterways


Fantastic news today from the Maritime Safety Authority (MSQ) and the Queensland State Government with the 1000th derelict vessel being removed from Queensland’s waterways since the start of the War on Wrecks program.

Minister Mark Bailey, Member for Redlands Kim Richards and Minister Stirling Hinchliffe joined MSQ General Manager Kell Dillon to see the vessel ‘Sonda’ removed from Cabbage Tree Creek at Shorncliffe.

Since its inception in July 2018, the War on Wrecks program has seen vessels removed right along the length of our state.  The $20m investment by the Palaszczuk Government has not only been used to remove and dispose of wrecks but to also plan how best to tackle this issue in the future.

More details can be found on the Queensland Government media statement: 1000th vessel removed for Queensland’s War on Wrecks – Ministerial Media Statements

1000th vessel removed from Qld Waterways

The 1000th vessel to be removed from Queensland’s waterways since 2018