Pasha Bulka Newcastle NSW by Phil Woodman

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With the recent devasting storms in Brisbane, Qld Australia, the news brought home the extreme weather pattern that Newcastle NSW experienced in June 2007. During this fierce storm the coal ship, the Pasha Bulka arrived uninvited on Nobby’s Beach and looked like it was there to stay. However after a few attempts, the ship was eventually towed off the sand and today is trading under a new name. During the height of the storm the brave crew of the rescue helicopter airlifted the stranded crew from the ship plus provided help with its final removal from our shores. Submitted 23.11.08


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Phil Woodman, retired research/environmental chemist specialising in the use of gas chromatographs and mass spectrometers.

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  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Dalealmost 6 years ago

    I love the inclusion of the copter Phil – well shot.

  • Rosalie, check out “My Gallery” as Bev has just up-dated it.

    – Phil Woodman

  • Andrew Woodman
    Andrew Woodmanalmost 6 years ago

    Brilliant shot Phil…including the chopper caps off the drama nicely.

  • Phil Woodman
    Phil Woodmanalmost 6 years ago

    Rosalie and Woodyk2, this shot was taken during the latter stages of the recovery operation where the chopper was ferrying items to and from the ship. The wide beam of the ship keeps it from rolling over onto its side. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  • Steve  Woodman
    Steve Woodmanalmost 6 years ago

    great shot

  • Andrew Murrell
    Andrew Murrellover 5 years ago

    great action image there Phil

  • Andrew, Thanks for the comment.

    – Phil Woodman

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