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was up in sydney last week, and made it up to newcastle to see the pasha bulker. was hard to find a hotel, cuz there were so many insurance company ppl and telecom ppl working on all the flood relief in the hunter.

here are some pics i took.....











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great snaps aussiescraper
just heard the 2nd attempt has failed. i think it was moved 9deg the first time but lines snapped?

Second Pasha Bulker refloat bid delayed

June 30, 2007 02:35pm
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AUTHORITIES have postponed an attempt to refloat the stranded coal freighter Pasha Bulker, which remains stuck off Newcastle's Nobbys Beach.

A second attempt to refloat the 40-tonne bulk carrier and tow it into deeper water was scheduled for late today.

However, NSW Ports Minister Joe Tripodi said this afternoon that the refloat attempt would be put off until late tomorrow.

The salvage team said it needed more daylight hours to complete preparations for the refloat attempt.

"For safety reasons, the reconnection of the tow lines must be undertaken in daylight," Mr Tripodi said.

"The salvage plan remains the same but the team requires more time."

Mr Tripodi said salvage workers this morning replaced the cable, which is connected to a sea anchor, that broke during yesterday's refloat attempt.

The tug boat Keera would be connected to the cable later today while fellow tug The Pacific Responder would be connected early tomorrow.

The next refloat attempt would be timed to coincide with tomorrow's high tide at Nobbys Beach, which is forecast to reach 1.9 metres at 8.54pm (AEST).

"We have continually stated it could take a number of high tides to complete the operation due to the dynamic circumstances of the salvage operation," Mr Tripodi said.

"Patience and caution remain our guiding principles."

Newcastle Ports Corporation chief executive Gary Webb said the extra time to prepare in daylight would reduce the risks posed to tug crews and also the chance of an oil spill.

"The integrity of the environment remains intact and aerial monitoring of the coastline will continue," Mr Webb said today.

The Pasha Bulker was pushed onto the sandbar during a major storm on June 8.
 

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As yet, this thread seems to be over-confidently misnamed ... I know it's easy to find sceptics, especially in front of a news camera, but some of them seemed to know what they were talking about.
 

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As yet, this thread seems to be over-confidently misnamed ... I know it's easy to find sceptics, especially in front of a news camera, but some of them seemed to know what they were talking about.
You're always a bit doom and gloom aren't ya yardmaster?
 

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they should just leave it there.

the best tourist attraction Newcastle ever had.

Convert it into a casino or a 5 star restaurant.

Build some souvenir stores along the beach and sell a miniature pascha bulker.
 

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^^ exactly, i'd say there were over 2000 people lining the beach that day i went, with food vendours and ice cream trucks all set up.
 

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haha i agree should be left there

for people who surf?

imagine on small summer northeast swells there would be anew superbank down in newyy

yeeew
 

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Pasha Bulker free at last

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July 2, 2007 - 9:40PM

The bulk carrier Pasha Bulker has been pulled free from Newcastle's Nobbys Beach.

The 40,000 tonne coal carrier was guided to deeper water by three tugs at about 2137 (AEST) today.

The ship was pulled free from the sand and reef that had held it since it ran aground during a wild storm three weeks ago.

The conditions tonight are very different to those of June 8, with calm seas and offshore winds under a brilliant full moon.

An oil spill response team on standby is monitoring the ship closely.

Tomorrow divers are expected to examine the ship's hull for damage.

Cheering could be heard from the deck of the ship as it quickly moved to deeper waters.


It began its journey within seconds of NSW Ports Minister Joe Tripodi saying that it was uncertain whether it would move tonight, although good progress had been made to that point.


The ship appeared to be about 500 metres offshore by about 2141 AEST and was still moving.


The ship moved off silently, with no noise as it came off the reef. The first sound that could be heard from the ship was a ``yahoo'' from one of the members of the salvage team.

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never thought i d see the day. i thought it may have been another Sygnia stranded on nearby Stockton beach.
 
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