Contrary to bizarre previous posts in this blog claiming this contraption is Australia's top secret new inflatable Johnston class killer submarine under attack by the Red Baron , it is actually the dredge Everglade cleaning out the Breakwater Pacific Marina access channel in Townsville , North Queensland . Sand and silt and whatever is being disposed onshore . But where? With the proposed dumping of sludge on the Great Barrier Reef at Abbot point a deservedly red hot issue , then the criminal alternative to dump it in wetlands , you would think the Queensland media along the coast would keep a close watch on any dredging going on in their barnacle patch . Not in Townsville, where the Everglade has been working for many weeks , having previously dredged the Ross River for the Department of Transport and Main Roads. A veteran grumpy reporter living in retirement in the area said obvious questions the media should ask the Townsville Port Authority are what is happening to the discharge , large pipes disappearing near the main wharf area, is it going into reclamation, if so, where , what tests , if any , are being conducted on the discharge as a study has revealed that there is a problem with lead, arsenic , nickel and cadmium in playgrounds. Any in the sludge coming out of the harbour ? The kind of question you might expect alert journalists to ask . While asking the port authority for info, journalists might also ask it and the Maritime Safety Organisation what the hell is this submerged vessel , below, looking like the Joyita , centre of a Pacific mystery, doing in the Duck Pond, having gone under about last May. This being the cyclone season, might it not break away from its mooring in wild seas and become a menace to shipping and visiting nuclear submarines?
NOTE: Any media organisations chasing up Little Darwin's news tips are welcome to make a donation to the blog's sinking fund .
German U-Boat in Duck Pond ?