Reef gets sugar hit in ship mishap

TONNES of Queensland sugar had to be pumped overboard after a bulk carrier crashed into a coral reef in Papua New Guinea, but authorities are unsure what damage it might do to marine life.
Marine salvagers dumped the spoiled sugar into the ocean in order to refloat the Zhi Qiang on July 13 after it hit Long Reef, between Samarai and Misima Islands, 12 days earlier.

The listing ship was towed to Port Moresby for repairs.