|'Cerberus' protection group gets sinking feeling|
|Tuesday, 01 May 2012 11:58|
Hopes of raising the wreck of colonial naval ship 'HMVS Cerberus' have been scuttled with the government deeming a plan to build a stabilising platform too dangerous.
The historic wreck, once Australia's most powerful ship, was sunk as a breakwater at Half Moon Bay off Black Rock in 1926. Protected under the Victorian Heritage Act, 'Cerberus' has been sinking since its hull collapsed in 1993. In 2008, then heritage minister Peter Garrett pledged A$500,000 to the National Trust to advance a project to stabilise the wreck. Friends of the Cerberus, a volunteer group working to preserve the wreck, had then tried to raise A$6.5 million, but were unsuccessfulImage source: National Trust of Australia
Instead, plans were made to spend the $500,000 on bracing the ship's gun turrets, which, says group president John Rogers, are in imminent danger of collapsing.
Source: The Age
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