SHIPPING | Tracking to be extended in Barrier Reef

The Federal Government is extending the zone for radio and satellite tracking of ships in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Federal Transport Minister Anthony Albanese says the zone will be extended from around Mackay down to Bundaberg.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority recommendation will also require the agreement of the International Maritime Authority.

Maritime authorities says the zone was already being reviewed when the Chinese-registered bulk carrier Shen Neng 1  hit Douglas Shoal east of Rockhampton just over a fortnight ago.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au

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