How Coast Guard has adapted to clogged waterway

The Caloundra Coast Guard has moored its largest vessel at a new marina, to get around a logjam of sand that has become more prominent in recent weeks.

The marine rescue group has lodged its 10.2m Naiad at the Pelican Waters Marina, which is due to officially open early next month.

It will provide it with a much-needed launching pad to the open ocean.

Its headquarters at Caloundra, 5km away, has essentially been hemmed in by sand, particularly at low tide, since a tidal breakthrough at nearby Bribie Island early last year.

The situation has become dire in recent weeks, with more sand…

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