99-year-old ferryboat MV Baragoola sank in Sydney Harbour

   January 2, 2022 ,   Accidents

A historic Sydney NSW-homeported ferryboat sank late on Saturday night, January 1.

According to NSW Police, at ~10:30 pm, two people had contacted Fire & Rescue for assistance after the ship started taking on water.

They said it had taken on too much water and the occupants evacuated before it sunk.

Maritime, Port Authority, and Fire & Rescue were in attendance and secured the area. The pair were safe and not been injured.

The 99-year-old MV Baragoola (1922-built as "SS Baragoola"/IMO number 5036145) had been berthed alongside Coal Loader at Waverton. The ferry had last been in service in January 1983.

Since her launch in February 1922, the ship had been owned by a number of private owners.

Questions were raised over the ship's maintenance that allowed "another piece of Australian history" to disappear.