The ship that ran aground, the 225-metre coal carrier Pasha Bulker, is now up on the beach we played at with the kids while living in Newcastle.

A FAMILY of four were swept to their deaths in a road collapse last night and an elderly couple was feared lost in a raging torrent as some of the worst storms in 30 years wreaked havoc across NSW.

There are also fears of an environmental catastrophe if a ship that ran aground in Newcastle yesterday breaks up, leaking its 700 tonnes of fuel oil.

Four swept to their deaths – National –


Flickr Photo Download: Pasha @ Night 4


Flickr Photo Download: Pasha @ Night 1

More Photos here and here. My mum is on the 7th floor of Royal North Shore Hospital, a ten storey building, and she said that there are drips coming through the ceiling. Expecting another 100mm of rain in the next 24 hours. Batten down the hatches!

Published by Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada.