Australia Australian Defence Force called in to search for lost shipping containers

14:55  11 june  2018
14:55  11 june  2018 Source:   abc.net.au

Defence on the agenda after 15-try epic

  Defence on the agenda after 15-try epic Michael Hooper predicts Wallabies defence coach Nathan Grey may have winced while watching his Waratahs' 15-try epic against Queensland.Fifteen Wallabies hopefuls featured at Suncorp Stadium as the Waratahs prevailed 51-42, with Super Rugby now on the backburner ahead of a three-Test series against Ireland starting at the same ground on Saturday.

Most of the debris from containers that fell off a cargo ship last month has been cleaned up but extra help is needed to search for the containers still missing.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is the military organisation responsible for the defence of Australia . It consists of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australian Army

Up to 90 per cent of the debris from shipping containers that fell off a cargo ship almost two weeks ago has been cleaned up, authorities say.

However, it is unknown whether further debris will continue to wash ashore.

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) said 750 cubic metres of debris had been gathered, with the focus now turning to difficult to reach sections of the mid-north coastline.

With 81 of the 83 containers still missing, RMS has lodged a request with Australia's Defence Force to find the remainder of the containers and investigate retrieval options.

Residents forking out millions for homes the size of 'shipping containers'

  Residents forking out millions for homes the size of 'shipping containers' With housing affordability a growing concern for many Australians, spare a thought for residents of Hong Kong. It's one of the most densely populated places in the world, with many people forking out small fortunes for homes that are barely bigger than shipping containers.But some residents are thinking outside the box, to make the most of their limited space.Andy Knight is one example. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd The flat he shares with his wife in the sought-after Central district measures just 309 square feet (28.7 square metres).

Most of the debris from containers that fell off a cargo ship last month has been cleaned up but extra help is needed to search for the containers still missing.

The search vessel was deployed from the Port of Newcastle on June 22. A spokeswoman from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said the search had been successful so far. Defence Force called in to search for lost shipping containers .

RMS Executive Director Angus Mitchell said the debris collected so far had been traced back to 14 of the containers.

He said it was unknown if the remainder of the containers would release more rubbish at a later date.

"Eventually [they] may be covered by sand, but adverse weather conditions can break them open again, so it's not an exact science," he said

"We do know they will deteriorate over time, which is why it's important that we perhaps look at where we can map them and then we've got some information as to what we can do [regarding retrieval] once we've done that.

Authorities assess the debris collected from lost containers from a cargo ship off the coast of Port Stephens. © Provided by ABC News Authorities assess the debris collected from lost containers from a cargo ship off the coast of Port Stephens.

"We're pretty confident most of the sea surface is clear at this stage and our focus is getting that stuff that's been collected on the rock ledges of the coast."

Cargo ship clean-up continues as more debris found on NSW mid north coast

  Cargo ship clean-up continues as more debris found on NSW mid north coast There are concerns debris could be washing up on New South Wales beaches for months after a cargo ship lost about 83 shipping containers in rough seas north of Newcastle. The 268-metre Liberian ship, YM Efficiency, lost about 83 containers about 30 kilometres off the coast near Port Stephens.Large waves washed debris, including nappies, sanitary products and surgical masks, onto beaches over the weekend.Volunteers have been clearing carloads of debris from Jimmys and Bennetts beaches at Hawks Nest since Sunday morning.

Australia 's Defence Force joins the hunt after US aircraft crashed off the central Queensland coast. Australian navy divers and an Australian navy ship have been deployed to aid the recovery READ MORE: * Search called off for Marines * Three missing after US military aircraft 'mishap' off

Jump to navigation Jump to search . Part of a series on the. As a consequence he called for a restructure of defences , and defensive agreements to be made between the colonies. Following the outbreak of war Australian forces moved quickly to reduce the threat to shipping posed by the

Mr Mitchell said there was no end date to the clean-up operation, which stretches along more than 400 kilometres of the New South Wales coast from Newcastle to north of Coffs Harbour.

The clean-up is costing tens of thousands of dollars a day, which will be paid by the ship's insurer.

Mr Mitchell said locating the lost containers was also a priority to allow the commercial fishing industry to operate safely.

One fishing trawler last week reported snagging a container off the coast of Port Stephens in a fishing ground normally free of obstacles.

The YM Efficiency lost the containers in nine-metre swells on May 31.

Amazon Prime Vs eBay Plus: Who Has The Better Deal? .
Amazon has finally launched its premium service, Amazon Prime in Australia and it's a mixed bag. While it's less expensive than the US version of the service, it doesn't offer next-day delivery. That's something I've enjoyed when in the US. But how does it compare to eBay Plus? eBay Plus is a paid subscription service that offers extra benefits to users. It provides Aussie shoppers with free domestic delivery and returns on approximately 15 million eligible eBay products. It also offers discounts and early access to new products before they appear on the main eBay site.

Source: http://au.pressfrom.com/news/australia/-67236-australian-defence-force-called-in-to-search-for-lost-shipping-containers/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!