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Pasha Bulker on Newcastle Beach

Pasha Bulker Ship on Newcastle Beach

newcastle hotelsThe Pasha Bulker coal carrying ship was beached on Nobbys beach in Newcastle, NSW after fierce storms on the 8th of June 2007.

MV Pasha Bulker and several other ships got into trouble during a major storm in early June, even though they were warned to move further out offshore by the Newcastle Port Corporation. The captain of the 76,741 tonne ship operated by the Lauritzen Bulkers Shipping company was criticized for not doing more to prevent the Pasha Bulker grounding.

The 22 crew members on board the ship were rescued safely by helicopter. Pasha Bulker was waiting to be loaded with coal in Newcastle. The major concern of the salvage crew was the 700 tonnes of fuel oil, 38 tonnes of diesel and 40 tonnes of lube oil on board the ship.

Pasha Bulker Photos of the Grounded Coal Ship

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pasha bulker ship in newcastle
pasha bulker ship in newcastle

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