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Salvage operation at Newfield beach

Salvage operation at Newfield beach

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Port Campbell salvage operation a success

Monday 6 January, 2014

Parks Victoria, Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) and Victoria Police completed a salvage operation last Friday, after a 38 tonne steel hulled crayfishing boat ran aground at Newfield Beach, Port Campbell National Park.

Newfield Beach was closed while the salvage operation was underway in the interests of public safety.

An excavator was used to clear sand from around the vessel.  A tug boat then towed the boat out to sea.

The removal was co-ordinated by QBE Insurance with assistance from Parks Victoria, TSV and Victoria Police.

Parks Victoria Ranger in Charge Darren Shiell commended the multi-agency approach to the salvage operation.

“It’s a credit to everyone involved, including the patient park visitors, that we were able to safely tow the boat back out to sea.”

TSV’s Adrian Mnew, Acting Director Maritime Safety, agreed that everyone had played their part to ensure a satisfactory outcome.

“TSV, as waterway manager for that section of the coast, is responsible for ensuring grounded vessels are removed.

“We are overseeing the salvage of the crayboat from the beach to ensure the agreed salvage plan is carried out safely and the vessel stays intact so no further mishaps occur.

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