‘Saved a big catastrophe’: Coast Guard and lifesavers come to aid of fishing trawler

Holiday beachgoers were surprised to see a 20m fishing trawler stuck in the shallows at Mooloolaba Beach on Saturday. Coast Guard and lifesavers got to the boat just in time and pulled it back out to sea. Coast Guard Mooloolaba crew skipper Bill Asher said they were first notified about the vessel by the crew of a nearby charter boat. “They said the trawler was drifting towards to the beach,” he said. “We tried to call the vessel but we couldn’t raise them and we saw on our cameras that they were only 150m off the beach.” photos, more, >>click to read<< 08:16

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