SEISMIC TESTING VESSEL ARRIVES IN NEWCASTLE

The specialised vessel which will carry out seismic testing off Newcastle’s coast, is now docked in the harbour.

On Sunday, the crew of PNG Pride will begin searching for gas and oil in a 12-square kilometre area, 30-kilometres offshore.

The ship will send regular sonic blasts into the seabed as part of the seismic survey, which is set to take around three to four days.

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  1. It is a shame that people don’t know what “seismic. blasts” actually means. The Environmental Plan approved by NOPSEMA states that the blasts kill animals and many plants within 70 metres and can cause severe damage and painful slow death for animals within 400 metres. This is horrifying when one thinks that this is being done with the knowledge that the continuing burning of fossil fuels is causing climate chaos. Disgusting short term profits.

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