Another image of the Pacific Triangle, a Cape-Class coal ship passing Nobby’s Lighthouse as it leaves Newcastle Harbour. This is one of the many ships that enter port each day to load coal from the Kooragang Coal Loaders for ports overseas. Newcastle remains a busy and competitive harbour despite the loss of the steel industry with the area relying heavily on the coal industry for the economy of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. Pacific Triangle has a length of 300 meters and fully loaded with coal weighs just short of 200,000 tonnes.
The export coal will raise the standards of living of people overseas up to that now enjoyed by people living in Australia today.
As usual, I post images that tell a story and convey information and is of general public interest.
Shot taken with a Nikon D70s with a Sigma 50 – 500 mm lens wound fully out on a tripod.