fire at sea

Subject: fire at sea
From: SOSSA-Smith&Jenkin-Smith <>
Date: 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 
miles off 
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 
population of 
Little penguins on the Five Islands here at Port Kembla off Wollongong.  Is in 
the order 
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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