Sea Swift loses coast guard vessel overboard
Has anyone seen a six metre mono-hull vessel belonging to QF25 Coast Guard Cape York?
Several weeks ago it was loaded onto Sea Swift’s MV Trinity Bay passenger/cargo ship at Seisia at the top of Cape York Peninsula bound for Cairns to undergo maintenance.
When the Trinity Bay berthed at Cairns wharf the Coast Guard boat was nowhere to be seen.
It fell off somewhere during the 1000 klm journey heading south along the eastern coast line of Far North Queensland.
Australian Border Force has confirmed it was not one of their vessels.
Sea Swift freight company was purchased by the Queensland Investment Corporation two years ago.
Labor Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk QIC and former Deputy Premier Jackie Trad are listed as shareholders.
Industry sources said QIC paid an unconfirmed $300 million for the Cairns-based freight company which services much of Northern Australia including the Torres Strait and Gulf of Carpentaria.
The Queensland Labor Party should feel right at home with the disappearance of this $280,000 vessel, no doubt resting on the bottom of the Coral Sea.
The ALP has been lost at sea for a generation.