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    No pilot on Chinese ship grounded and leaking oil, Great Barrier Reef

    Outrage over lack of pilot on ship

    April 4, 2010 - 8:44AM

    Conservationists in central Queensland have expressed outrage that bulk carriers can travel from Gladstone to Cairns without a marine pilot to guide them through the Great Barrier Reef.

    The Chinese-registered 230-metre long bulk coal carrier, Shen Neng 1, ran aground on a reef on Saturday, about 70 kilometres east of Great Keppel Island.

    An unknown quantity of oil has leaked from a ruptured fuel tank on the vessel.

    Capricorn Conservation Council spokesman Ian Herbert said the incident - which follows a large oil spill from the container carrier Pacific Adventurer, which polluted Moreton Island and Sunshine Coast beaches in March 2009 - will not be the last.

    "We can be certain that this is a sign of things to come," Mr Herbet said on Sunday.

    "A year ago, Moreton Island, yesterday Great Keppel Island, next year - who knows where?

    "Who knows what damage will be done to our local coral reefs and marine animals from the oil spill from the ship?

    "We are outraged that no marine pilot is required on ships between Gladstone and Cairns."

    Mr Herbert said there was going to be an "explosion" in the number of ships transporting coal and LNG within the next decade, from the central Queensland ports of Gladstone and Rockhampton.

    "This will increase the likelihood of similar events," he said.

    "The state government has been acting like snake oil salesmen spruiking the riches to be made from exporting LNG and more coal, however they fail to acknowledge the environmental harm that will be caused both on land and sea by these industries."

    Mr Herbet said the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process had become a joke.

    "Who will be paying for the clean up this time?

    "Last year the state government had to go cap in hand to the company that polluted Moreton Island.

    "It is time that the industry, not the taxpayer, foots the bill for the full cost of the clean up."

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    I agree!

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    very true . we were followed thru the reef once by a much smaller vessel that had no pilot even though they were about a quarter of our size they nearly ran aground . they r just cheapskates that dont want to pay for a pilot the ship should be impounded . cheers happy mongering

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    Simple solution, just dredge a big channel through it so the ships can pass unhindered by pesky colourful rocks.

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    ^ Good job for Peter Garret to organize! I am sure he could get rid of some faulty insulation there.

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    2 fvckin tonnes of oil spilt so far....fvckers were 25 km offcourse!
    Last edited by peter000; 04-04-2010 at 03:03 PM.

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    ^Thats only 2,000 liters, you sure your maths is any good?




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    No worries with my maths (it's actually just arithmetic) & I'll stake it against yours anytime. The problem is the very thin slick that spreads and spreads and spreads....like what it did to my island home last year. Fukkers!!
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    ^I wouldn't worry about it too much, plenty more fish in the sea as they say

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    I'd never heard the word 'spruiking' before.

    spruik - Wiktionary

    to spruik (third-person singular simple present spruiks, present participle spruiking, simple past and past participle spruiked)

    1. (transitive, Australian) To promote a thing or idea to another person, in order that they buy the thing, or accept the idea Lennon spruiks laptop 28 years after his death — Headline, Sydney Morning Herald, December 30, 2008
    bibo ergo sum
    If you hear the thunder be happy - the lightening missed.
    This time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slackula
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    You've displayed your ignorance...... QED

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter000 View Post
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    You've displayed your ignorance...... QED
    Does that make 2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
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    Does that make 2?
    At least

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    ^I wouldn't worry about it too much, plenty more fish in the sea as they say
    Kunt of an attitude

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    Quote Originally Posted by slackula View Post
    I'd never heard the word 'spruiking' before.

    spruik - Wiktionary

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    1. (transitive, Australian) To promote a thing or idea to another person, in order that they buy the thing, or accept the idea Lennon spruiks laptop 28 years after his death Headline, Sydney Morning Herald, December 30, 2008

    Too spruik the act of spruiking: Is the loud mouth dickhead on the MC outside of the shops, trying to pull the punter in! Same Same pat pong ping pong!

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    What's with the semantics? Whogivesafuk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter000 View Post
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    ^I wouldn't worry about it too much, plenty more fish in the sea as they say
    Kunt of an attitude
    peter, peter,peter! Dirtydog is the big goldfish in this bowl!

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    Goldfish? I realise this & I don't give a rats arse. What's right is right.
    Last edited by peter000; 04-04-2010 at 03:51 PM.

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    Who actually genuinely cares about the reefs other than the mug tourists going on dive boats to look at some pretty fish.

    They can go do that in Malaysia if they want and leave the ozzy reef to the boats and oil spills

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    Sad, but likely true

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter000 View Post
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    Huh? I'd never heard the word before, so I looked it up and posted the definition. What's the problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung View Post
    Simple solution, just dredge a big channel through it so the ships can pass unhindered by pesky colourful rocks.

    It probably is a scam for the pilots to make money. Instead of publishing exact instructions on how to maneuver through, keep the information confidential and fleece money out of every ship that comes along. With modern satellite positioning there seems to be no reason the correct passageways could not be published. But then, Governments would much prefer to whine about a problem than correct it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter000 View Post
    No worries with my maths (it's actually just arithmetic) & I'll stake it against yours anytime. The problem is the very thin slick that spreads and spreads and spreads....like what it did to my island home last year. Fukkers!!
    beautiful bribie since the pattaya like developments started in 2003 we have noticed the rise in pollution both on the passage and at woorim, the townsfolk and bribie boatowners pump 20 tons of untreated seweage and oil into bribies coastal waters every year !!so an occasional couple of tons of crap from a ship further north makes no difference to bribie, building 20,000 in the area does more damage than a drop of oil!!

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    The good thing about the Malaysian reefs is, that you don't have to put up with those fuckwit aussies like peter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel View Post
    Who actually genuinely cares about the reefs other than the mug tourists going on dive boats to look at some pretty fish.

    They can go do that in Malaysia if they want and leave the ozzy reef to the boats and oil spills
    The lust for consumption, Sqig! Must have our oil, at any cost.!

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