Monday, April 30, 2007
A 5.5m fishing boat was found floating in the Gulf of Carpentaria, minus its crew. A passing vessel found the fibreglass boat about 9pm and alerted Customs and Search and Rescue officials.A man on board the vessel that found the boat told reporters the boat was "very well-equipped". "It seemed to have all the right satellite navigation equipment," said the man, who did not want to be named. The boat was towed to Thursday Island and police are investigating.