fire at sea
Fri, 08 Aug 1997 00:36:30 -0700
Wollongong: 11.00am: Container ship on fire. 7th August 1997
A large cargo ship, believed to be a Coal Frieghter, was on fire 4 nauticle
Wollongong. Local Fire figthers attended the Blaze. A spokesman for the NSW
Brigade commented that it was like a fire in a multi story building, only at
At present there is little danger of an oil spill.
Captain Carl Loves and the Sandra K, SOSSA Research vessel, were chartered to
take WIN 4
TV reporter and Cameraman to the striken ship. We are keeping an eye on the
fearing for local seabirds. The Little Penguins are presently returning to
breed on the
Five Islands an Oil Spill could spell disaster. The current estimated
Little penguins on the Five Islands here at Port Kembla off Wollongong. Is in
of 2000 pairs.
We will advise of any change to the situation.
Lindsay & Janice
Southern Oceans Seabird Study Association Inc
P.O. Box 142, Unanderra NSW Australia 2526
Phone +61 042 716 004
Fax +61 042 724 626
Mobile 018 603 007
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