Navy Frigate HMAS Adelaide Sunk
The scuttling of the former HMAS Adelaide to form an artificial reef will generate millions of dollars of revenue, the New South Wales government says. The ex-navy frigate was sunk off Avoca beach on the NSW central coast late yesterday morning, after a year of delays arising from legal action by protesters. The Minister for the Central Coast, Chris Hartcher, says the wreck will generate millions of dollars in tourism and follow-on revenue for the coast's economy. It would be a unique dive site, the first of its kind in NSW, and a world class recreational facility, Mr Hartcher said.