Weather de­lays sal­vage

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MOTHER na­ture has in­ter­vened yet again in the midst of the op­er­a­tion aimed at re­cov­er­ing the trawler Dianne from the depths of Bus­tard Bay.

Last week the ef­fort to rig and lift the sunken ves­sel from about 30m of wa­ter was ham­pered by 37km/h winds and rough con­di­tions at sea.

Sal­vage crew divers man­aged to roll the Dianne on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 4, af­ter she had been ly­ing on her roof since Oc­to­ber 16, 2017, the day she sunk about five nau­ti­cal miles off Round Hill Head­land.

Now, al­most three months later, a barge and tug boat re­main on stand-by at Bund­aberg for the all-clear from weather ex­perts.

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