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All action at Shute Harbour

TRUCKS and cranes have almost outnumbered boats at Shute Harbour over the past week as the clean up from Cyclone Ului continues.

Shute Harbour was one of the worst affected areas in the cyclone with more than a dozen boats washing up in mangroves, on Snows Beach and on the rock wall near the transit facility.

A large catamaran, Sea Jay – part of the Whitsunday Rent a Yacht fleet, was amongst a number of boats lifted by crane at Shute Harbour on Friday and taken away for repair.

The delicate operation took around one hour, with the boat lifted over the transit office and onto the back of a truck.

On Saturday Snows Beach was cleared of four boats which had been resting there since the devastating storm.

The salvage operation has involved cranes as well as tug boats.

Shute Harbour transit Facility manager Jack Lumby said that things were starting to return to normal at Shute Harbour.

“Most of the boats that washed up are now gone,” he said.

“The transit facility is now 75 per cent operational.”

Mr Lumby said only a small section of the facility is still being repaired and he expected that work to take a few weeks.


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