Upgrade to ship radars
FOUR ship-tracking radars at key sites along the Queensland coast are to be replaced in a $4 million upgrade, including the Far North.
Acting Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Ryan said the Maritime Safety Queensland project would provide greater reliability for Queensland’s maritime industry.
“There are more than 5600 ship movements a year through Moreton Bay to the Port of Brisbane and more than 3200 ships travelling through Torres Strait to Australian or international destinations,” Mr Ryan said.
“These radars are also an asset to our Reef Vessel Traffic Service, which is dedicated to protecting the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait region.”