HMAS Tobruk at sea. Photo: contributed
HMAS Tobruk at sea. Photo: contributed contributed

We want the HMAS off the Fraser Coast shores

INSTEAD of sinking the ex-HMAS Tobruk, one of our readers has suggested a permanent berth off the Urangan Pier as a tourist attraction. 

That's if the ship isn't taken to Tasmania instead. 

The campaign to scuttle the ex-HMAS Tobruk off the coast between Bundaberg and Hervey Bay would appear to be sunk under a Labor Government.

Rex Murray said it would be good to see the ship floating. 

"I would like to see it permanently berthed off the Urangan Pier or somewhere in Hervey Bay or Maryborough," Rex suggested.

He thinks there would be more value in opening the ship up as a military trail tourist attraction than sinking it to the bottom of the ocean.

"Imagine the amount of people that would pay to have a look inside and out. And for those that served on it, they would rather see it that way than a wreck.

"Food for thought."

Gordon Lyford said if the HMAS Tobruk does not end up coming here, exploring other options would be a good idea.

"Commercial ships ready for scrapping , some for diving, some for fishing, they sunk quite a few at Tangalooma, how hard could it be?" Gordon said.

"It doesn't have to be an ex navy vessel," he said. 

Steve Atkinson believes it is for the best.

"Our water clarity is poor and business will price the tourist out as we will have to charge a marine park fee per dive," he said. 

Barbara McLennan said the option was easy - "Don't vote for Labour."

Peter Doré is all for the ship being sunk off our shores.