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Bulk carrier stabilizes off Qld

The tug stands by after the cargo vessel has been stabilized after emergency repairs off the Queensland coast.

The Panamanian flagged vessel Frontier Unity reported that it had seven meters of water in its engine room and that its pumps had failed, Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) general manager Kell Dillon told AAP. rice field.

The coal carrier was carrying 24 people on board as it headed for Haypoint near Mackay when it began taking water on Tuesday.

“Emergency repairs have been initiated and the situation is now stable,” Dillon said Wednesday.

“Emergency towing services are on standby to move the vessel to shallow water if necessary.”

No injuries or fatalities have been reported.

Bulk carrier stabilizes off Qld

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