HMAS Adelaide last sail before becoming marine reef

HMAS Adelaide left Sydney Harbour on Monday under tow on its way up the coast to Avoca beach.  The ex-Navy Ship will be scuttled on Wednesday off Avoca beach to become a marine reef – to promote bioversity and fish habitat.  The Ship was decommissioned at Pyrmont Wharf over several years, stripping it off dangerous elements such as oil and lead.

But- not everyone thinks this is a good idea.  The “No Ships Action Group” has been fighting this idea for several years including appeals and injunctions  to NSW Ombudsman, even the new Premier Barry O’Farrell.