Stranded ship is now a leaking ship

First though, plans to refloat the 40,000-tonne bulk carrier stranded on a reef just off Newcastle’s Nobby’s Beach, have come unstuck.

Salvage crews have found the Panama-registered Pasha Bulker has an outer hull breach, and is taking on water. The massive vessel ran aground in gale force winds and rough seas on Friday while waiting in the long offshore queue to load coal.