The Moggill Ferry is now secure.
The Moggill Ferry is now secure.

Anchor to hold Moggill Ferry

FEARS the Moggill Ferry would break its holdings and hurtle down the Brisbane River and damage bridges were abated yesterday when an extra anchor was attached to the vessel.

The anchor was brought in overnight and attached to the Moggill Ferry with a police spokesperson confirming it is now considered stable. On Wednesday night it broke a guide line with assessors considering sinking – or demolishing the ferry – to prevent it becoming a missile if attaching an extra anchor didn't work.

But the anchor has worked for now with police confirming it is still being monitored.

Also on Thursday morning, a 300-tonne piece of the Brisbane City RiverWalk hurtled down the flooded river, under the Gateway bridges after breaking off at New Farm.

Tug boat operators pushed it down the river before it was secured at Nudgee Beach.

Emergency Services Minister Neil Roberts warned people to stay out of the Brisbane River due to the amount of large debris floating down it.

“The river is very unsafe, there are a lot of large objects moving down the river. Again we can only stress the unsafe nature of being close to that or in that environment,” he said.



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