Tag Archive: maritime


80 years since the sinking of Centaur

14th of May 1943, 332 people were onboard the Hospital Ship, Centaur when she was struck by a Japanese torpedo.  Just 64 survived. It was on this day 80 years ago that the Centaur was cruising off the coast of…
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Cairns Port

Labor promises $150m for Cairns Port upgrade

Cairns Marine Precinct set to be a major player in Australia’s future security.   With the focus very much on strengthening borders and committing to upgrading marine facilities to cope with future requirements, federal Labor today announced an election promise…
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Queensland Fisheries flagship vessel

Major refit of Fisheries flagship vessel complete

Queensland Fisheries vessel ‘KI Ross’ has a 1/2 life refit in Brisbane.   Following an extensive refit in Brisbane which supported many local businesses, Fisheries Queensland is back in the water and has returned to patrolling our waterways. Minister for…
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The newest bar on the east coast is still growing

How fantastic is this image shared by Marine Rescue Bribie Island (photo courtesy of Nearmap). The new bar at Bribie Island continues to reshape the Pumicestone Passage with the opening now almost 500 metres in width.  Recently formally recognised as…
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