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Mystery carrier causing a buzz

A carrier in Gladstone Port loading Army machinery.
A carrier in Gladstone Port loading Army machinery. Brenda Strong

A LARGE orange carrier in Gladstone Port attracted the attention of locals yesterday.

The Observer received a number of calls about the vessel, which had “Wallenius Wilhelmsen” written in large letters along the side, and “Talia” in smaller letters.

Residents reported the loading of military machines, including tanks and trucks, had started yesterday morning and could be heard from at least Harbour Terrace.

Calls to the Gladstone Ports Corporation established the agent in charge were unable to provide information or comment.

According to the Australian Defence Force website, there are currently no joint defence forces exercises operating in Queensland.

Calls to the Army's North Queensland regional media advisor department went unanswered and unreturned yesterday.

The Port of Gladstone is Queensland's largest multi-commodity port, housing the world's fourth largest coal export terminal.




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