The trawler, Mr Wally.
The trawler, Mr Wally. The Coffs Coast Advocate

Sinking feeling for Mr Wally

A TRAWLER nearly met a watery end at the Coffs Harbour marina early yesterday.

A fire on a power pole at the Jetty sparked a blackout at 11.35pm on Sunday, and during the outage, the bilge pumps on the trawler Mr Wally stopped working.

Coffs Harbour Fire Station crews were called out at 5.50am yesterday when the trawler took on too much water.

Fire fighters arrived with hazardous materials equipment and put their pumps to work. They removed an estimated 5000 litres of water, enabling the bilge pumps to re-engage.

Water police and slipway management also worked at the scene.



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