Posted by: Colin Battersby | December 18, 2009

Hopes increasing in Centaur search

Hopes increasing in Centaur search

Dec 18, 2009

Shipwreck hunters involved in the search for the sunken hospital ship Centaur will on Friday use high-resolution sonar to study a promising target off Queensland’s southeast.

Search director David Mearns’ latest blog said the target is one of five so far identified as matching the size and shape of the Centaur in the 1,365 square kilometre search zone, near Moreton Island.

A Japanese submarine torpedoed the Centaur in Moreton Bay in 1943, killing 268 non-combatants, including nurses and ambulance officers.

The $4 million search, funded by the federal and state governments, aims to find the shipwreck to give relatives of the victims closure.

via Hopes increasing in Centaur search.


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