The accident has damaged an estimated 13,500 square metres (145,000 square feet) of coral reef which could cost up to $16.2 million to restore
One of the main coral reefs at Raja Ampat, an Indonesian island chain home to perhaps the world’s richest marine biodiversity, was severely damaged last week when a Bahamian-flagged cruise ship smashed into it at low tide, according to an official report. The 90-meter Caledonian Sky, owned by tour operator Noble Caledonia, ran aground in […]
World champion surfer Mark Occhilupo is the latest high-profile Gold Coaster to oppose plans for a cruise ship terminal in the Broadwater.
The Gold Coast surfing fraternity has turned on Mayor Tom Tate after he “arrogantly” dismissed the opinion of one of Australia’s greatest sporting champions.
Two-time world champion Mick Fanning wants to wipe out plans for a cruise ship terminal on the Gold Coast, saying it could ruin the city’s $3 billion surfing industry. Fanning says a cruise ship terminal would kill wildlife, ruin local breaks and destroy the Gold Coast lifestyle.
The Indonesian embassy in Rome has identified 170 Indonesians who were working aboard the Costa Concordia when the cruise ship struck a reef and capsized. All of them are reportedly in good health with exception to two Balinese men who have been hospitalized.