Anro Asia (ship)
grounded off the northern tip of Bribie Island,
29 October 1981
|Anro Asia (ship) grounded off north Bribie Island.|
Source: NLA's Pandora archive
|Anro Asia (ship)|
grounded off north Bribie.
Source: MBRC Libraries P0784
On 29 October 1981 the 213 metre 16,336 gross tonnage Ro-Ro container vessel, Anro Asia, grounded near the northern tip of Bribie Island while entering Moreton Bay.
|Chinook helicopter near grounded Anro Asia|
Source: Sunshine Coast Libraries M863575
The vessel sustained damage to several double bottom tanks and between 70 to 100 tonnes of bunker fuel was released into the sea. The vessel carried a total of 1100 tonnes of bunker fuel. Some oil reached shore on both Bribie Island and Caloundra beaches resulting in a clean up operation.
Two Chinook helicopters, from the RAAF base at Williamstown, lifted off about 50 containers in preparation for an attempt to refloat the ship.
The Anro Asia was refloated on 6 November 1981.
Image courtesy of Moreton Bay Regional Council.
MBRC Libraries online catalogue, photo 934457 P0784
Image courtesy of Sunshine Coast Council
Sunshine Coast Libraries online catalogue, photo M863575
AMSA (1981) Anro Asia, Bribie Island, Queensland, 29 October 1981.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
Collected by NLA's Pandora archive, webpage snapshot taken 18 Dec 2014.