Vessel type: Bulk Carrier
Date lost: 10/7/1995
Cause of loss: Ran aground on reef
Number of Casualties: Nil
Discovery date: N/A
Location/water depth: Hebe Reef, Northern Tasmania
The crew weighed anchor as the pilot approached. The ship’s Master positioned the ship for the Pilot to board as strong winds and a south flowing tide drew the ship closer to the reef. By the time the Pilot had boarded the ship was too far to the south and ran aground on the eastern end of Hebe Reef.
The fuel tanks ruptured spilling 550 tonnes of heavy fuel into Bass Strait. The resulting spill spurned a massive community effort to rescue affected wildlife.
We suggest a model using a toy penguin wearing a knitted jumper be used, or better still several with different coloured designs. A table with colouring-in of a penguin wearing a jumper could be set up using the above image taken from the following teaching resource: https://www.penguins.org.au/assets/Conservation/Education/PDF/Teach...
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Woodbridge School Marine Discovery Centre
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