Jacob Parmax of Salamander Bay, who works at Albatross Marina, Lemon Tree Passage, was able to give some insight into the brief history of the Mark M boat which has recently been brought to Soldiers Point where it has been disassembled.
“The Mark M was initially moored at the Marina around March/April of this year, it sank not long after we asked the owner to turn off the generator as we were receiving noise complaints from local residents,” Mr Parmax said.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson told News Of The Area, “Roads and Maritime Services arranged for the removal of the 19 metre trawler ‘Mark M’ after it sank on a commercial mooring off Lemon Tree Passage at Port Stephens on Sunday 20 November.”
“Roads and Maritime boomed the vessel to contain pollution, deployed a yellow flashing light to alert other vessels to the navigation hazard and contacted the owner to have the trawler removed,” the RMS spokesperson said.
“Due to inaction by the owner, Roads and Maritime arranged for the refloat and removal of the vessel via Soldiers Point boat ramp using a 250 metric ton 6-axle Liebherr LTM 1250-6.1 All Terrain crane supplied by Wheeler Cranes based in Tomago, New South Wales, Australia. The owner of the trolley will be billed for thes costs.”
By Mandy ELLIS