Tugboat crew saves cargo ship stranded overnight
An operation is ongoing to protect and repair a large cargo ship, stranded in the wild conditions off Sydney’s south.
There was an issue with tug boat lines during overnight efforts to move the bulk carrier, which has hundreds of tonnes of fuel oil on board.
Now a tugboat crew has spectacularly saved much of New South Wales’ coastline from a potential environmental disaster after wild winds made an attempted helicopter rescue impossible.
The tugboat crew managed to ferry the large cargo ship to deeper water where its crew can attempt to repair the damaged engine.
Port Authority Chief Executive Captain Phillip Holliday has told Chris Smith when it’s safe to do so they’ll bring it into port for repairs.
“There is still a little while to go.”
Captain Holliday joined Luke Grant on Drive with the latest.
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