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.