20 Oct 2011

Lagoon incident at Lord Howe Island

11:03 am on 20 October 2011

An investigation is underway into the grounding of a supply ship carrying 20 tonnes of marine diesel fuel in the lagoon at Lord Howe Island.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a marine investigator is to inspect the MV Island Trader, which ran aground on Monday.

The MV Island Trader has the monopoly on the route carrying food and fuel to the island from Port Macquarie. It hit a sandbank after unloading its cargo on Lord Howe Island.