Great Barrier Reef cruise ship ‘close call’ coupled with expected 250pc rise in traffic sparks concerns

Great Barrier Reef cruise ship ‘close call’ coupled with expected 250pc rise in traffic sparks concerns

Updated March 21, 2018 10:57:25 Projections of a 250 per cent increase in shipping on the Great Barrier Reef over the next 20 years, coupled with a recent navigational infringement by a cruise ship, has prompted calls for a review of the marine park’s maritime management. On March 8, the …

Whitsunday helicopter crash: two killed during Great Barrier Reef flight | Australia news

Two people have died in a helicopter crash off Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has said. Five people were aboard the Eurocopter 120 when it went down near Hardy Reef pontoon at about 4.30pm on Wednesday, according to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. One person is in …

Helicopter crashes on Barrier Reef pontoon in North Queensland

Helicopter crashes on Barrier Reef pontoon in North Queensland

Updated March 21, 2018 18:33:46 A helicopter has crashed at Hardy Reef Pontoon in the Whitsundays in North Queensland. Five people are believed to have been on board. The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) sent a chopper to the pontoon to treat two people believed to have been injured. QAS said …