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Archive for March, 2019
Lapdog pheromone may save savage wild dogs

Australian scientists have discovered calming domestic dog pheromones that treat anxiety in lap dogs that could help preserve threatened African wild dogs. March 29, 2019 They’re dog-ugly, hunt in packs and are tearing themselves apart through their own aggressive behaviour but Australian researchers may have found a way to save highly endangered African wild dogs. James Cook […]

Coroner urges overhaul of trawler safety
Coroner urges overhaul of trawler safety

An inquest into the eight deaths after two vessels sank off Queensland has wrapped up, with the mother of a diver saying more safety measures were needed. March 29, 2019 A Queensland coroner is considering the words of the mother of a fisherman lost when a trawler capsized off Queensland who said the crew deserved […]

Overhaul trawler safety, coroner urged

A coroner examining the deaths of eight fishermen on two trawlers off Queensland has been urged to recommend they carry better safety gear. March 28, 2019 Commercial fishing boats must have better safety gear to prevent more deaths at sea, an inquest into the loss of eight trawler men has been told. Six men died […]

Sunk Qld trawler hit by king wave
Sunk Qld trawler hit by king wave

A Queensland inquest into the deaths of six fishermen on a trawler that sank in rough seas has heard a rogue wave may have rolled the boat. March 28, 2019 A large wave is likely to have smashed a fishing trawler moments before it capsized off the Queensland coast with the loss of six men, […]

Crewman’s mum urges better trawler safety
Crewman's mum urges better trawler safety

An inquest into the eight deaths after two vessels sank off Queensland has wrapped up, with the mother of a diver saying more safety measures were needed. March 28, 2019 The mother of a fisherman lost when a trawler capsized off Queensland says he and the other talented crew deserved to have been rescued, not […]

Snapshot of Qld trawler deaths inquest

A Queensland inquest into the deaths of six fishermen on a trawler that sank in rough seas has heard police divers used touch to find the crew’s bodies. March 27, 2019 KEY POINTS FROM INQUEST INTO FV DIANNE’S SINKING ON OCTOBER 16, 2017 OFF THE TOWN OF 1770 WHAT WE KNEW AT THE TIME: * […]

Divers find Qld trawler victims by touch
Divers find Qld trawler victims by touch

An inquest investigating the deaths of six fishermen off the Queensland coast has heard police divers found two bodies by touch. March 27, 2019 A Queensland police diver who found the first of six men missing after a fishing trawler capsized found a large air pocket in the hull next to two bodies but says […]

Bodies found by touch in sunken trawler

An inquest in Gladstone investigating the deaths of six fishermen lost off the Queensland coast has heard police divers found two bodies by touch. March 27, 2019 A police diver battled floating debris in silt-filled water as he searched for six missing men after a fishing trawler capsized in wild seas off the Queensland coast, […]

Qld trawler diver found body by touch

An inquest in Gladstone investigating the deaths of six fishermen lost off the Queensland coast has heard police divers found two bodies by touch. March 27, 2019 A Queensland police diver who found the first of six missing men after a fishing trawler capsized had to push aside floating mattresses, kitchen gear and ropes as he felt […]

Ropes may have choked trawler’s propeller

An inquest investigating the deaths of six fishermen off the Queensland coast has heard ropes may have led to their boat capsizing. March 27, 2019 Ropes wrapping around the propeller of a fishing trawler that capsized in rough seas off the Queensland coast could have caused six men to die, an inquest has heard. But […]

Air pocket near Qld trawler crew’s bodies
Air pocket near Qld trawler crew's bodies

An inquest investigating the deaths of six fishermen off the Queensland coast has heard police divers found two bodies by touch as the water was so dark. March 27, 2019 A Queensland police diver who found the first of six men missing after a fishing trawler capsized found a large air pocket in the hull […]

Snapshot of Qld trawler deaths inquest

A Queensland inquest into the deaths of six fishermen on a trawler that sank in rough seas has heard police divers used touch to find the crew’s bodies. March 27, 2019 KEY POINTS FROM INQUEST INTO FV DIANNE’S SINKING ON OCTOBER 16, 2017 OFF THE TOWN OF 1770 WHAT WE KNEW AT THE TIME: * […]

Sunk Qld trawler survivor relives tragedy
Sunk Qld trawler survivor relives tragedy

The surviving fisherman from a trawler that sank off the Queensland coast could hear his mates trapped inside the upturned vessel, an inquest has heard. March 26, 2019 The sole survivor of a fishing trawler tragedy that killed six of his crewmates off the Queensland coast has relived his escape from the upturned vessel. Ruben […]

Sunk Qld trawler survivor heard trapped mates
Sunk Qld trawler survivor heard trapped mates

The surviving fisherman from a trawler that sank off the Queensland coast could hear his mates trapped inside the upturned vessel. March 26, 2019 The sole survivor of a fishing boat tragedy that claimed the lives of six men off the Queensland coast heard his mates’ screams as he clung to the upturned vessel’s hull […]

Sunk Qld trawler survivor called to mates

The surviving fisherman from a trawler that sank off the Queensland coast could hear his mates trapped inside the upturned vessel. March 26, 2019 The sole survivor of a fishing boat tragedy off the Queensland coast heard his crewmates screaming from inside the upturned vessel as he clung to the hull, an inquest has heard. […]

Night shift raises miscarriage risk: study

After the week eight of pregnancy, women working two or more night shifts per week have a 32 per cent higher risk of miscarriage, a study found. March 26, 2019 Pregnant women who work two or more night shifts per week have an increased risk of miscarriage, a new study has found. After the eighth […]

Qld trawler inquest resumes

An inquest is about to resume its investigation of the deaths of eight fishermen from two trawlers that sank in rough seas off the Queensland coast. March 26, 2019 The last minutes of six fishermen who lost their lives when a sea cucumber trawler sank in wild seas are set to be investigated by a […]

Sunk Qld trawler survivor called to mates

The surviving fisherman from a trawler that sank off the Queensland coast heard his mates trapped in the hull and yelled instructions to them. March 26, 2019 The sole survivor of a fishing boat tragedy that claimed the lives of six men off the Queensland coast heard his mates’ screams as he clung to the […]

Sunk Qld trawler survivor relives tragedy

The surviving fisherman from a trawler that sank off the Queensland coast could hear his mates trapped inside the upturned vessel, an inquest has heard. March 26, 2019 The sole survivor of a fishing trawler tragedy that killed six of his crewmates off the Queensland coast has relived his escape from the upturned vessel. Ruben […]

Whitsundays shark attack victim stable

A man has been flown to a hospital in a serious but stable condition after he was bitten by a shark on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. March 25, 2019 A man attacked by a shark in the Whitsundays is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after being rescued from a diving pontoon on […]

Man attacked by shark at Whitsundays

Queensland paramedics are in the Whitsundays where a man has been bitten by a shark. March 25, 2019 A man attacked by a shark in the Whitsundays has been winched from a diving pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef to a rescue helicopter. The man, in his 20s, was bitten on the thigh in waters at […]

Inquest into Qld trawler deaths resumes

An inquest in Gladstone investigating the deaths of eight fishermen from two trawlers that sank in rough seas off the Queensland coast will resume. March 25, 2019 The sole survivor of a fishing boat that rolled in treacherous conditions off the Queensland coast killing six men could hear his mates trapped inside as he clung to […]

Territorians shelter as cyclone bears down

Residents from communities in the north are sheltering in Darwin and Katherine in the largest evacuation before a cyclone in the NT’s history. March 22, 2019 Cyclone Trevor has intensified to category three and is picking up speed as it barrels towards the Northern Territory coast, where more than 2000 people evacuated from its path […]

Evacuations end as NT shelters from Trevor

Evacuations have ceased as Northern Territorians in the path of Cyclone Trevor are warned to be prepared for flash flooding and damaging winds. March 22, 2019 Evacuations of communities in the path of a cyclone barrelling down on the Northern Territory have ceased as authorities urge remaining residents to prepare for flooding and destructive winds. […]

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