Up­grade to ship radars

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

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.”

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