By April 12, 2011 Blog Comments Off

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.