HMAS Adelaide Scuttled after delay by dolphins

HMAS Adelaide was scuttled on Wednesday (April 12 2011) by controlled charges on board the vessel. Time ran out for the “No Ship Action Group”, trying to stop the scuttling of HMAS Adelaide off Avoca Beach, after failing in their court action bids. However, in an ironic twist, the scuttling was delayed by over an hour, as a pod of dophins playing in the area, got too close to the sinking zone.  Divers are delighted, and local Dive Shops report strong interest in dives on the wreck.