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Trawler salvage proving to be a real challenge

Jakarta : Indonesia | Feb 19, 2013 at 1:11 PM PST
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
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Peter Rae The stranded ship is named Challenge, and that's certainly an apt description of what the salvage operation has been like at Cronulla. An attempt to float the 100-tonne ship off rocks near Cronulla Point at high tide on Wednesday morning was unsuccessful and salvage crews will have to wait... FULL ARTICLE AT Sydney Morning Herald
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Salvage crew work on a platform after removing a piece of the rock on the side of the stranded Costa Concordia in July
Salvage crew work on a platform after removing a piece of the rock on the side of the stranded Costa Concordia in July
 
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