A boat has become stranded on the beach near Torquay Pier.
A boat has become stranded on the beach near Torquay Pier.

BEACHED: Boat left high and dry on sand near Bay pier

A BOAT has become beached near the Torquay Pier.

The boat, which appears to be the same vessel that washed up on the same stretch of beach in May, is stranded on its keel right next to the pier.

Photos of the boat have been circulating on social media.

A Hervey Bay police spokesman said Hervey Bay Water Police, the Fraser Coast Regional Council and Maritime Safety Queensland were aware of the boat and were planning its removal.

Fraser Coast deputy mayor Darren Everard said he had been to see the boat and was concerned about public safety as children had gathered around the precariously balanced vessel.

He said it was the same boat that washed up on the beach on May 13.

At the time, Marine Safety Queensland general manager Angus Mitchell said the 7.6m fibreglass yacht washed ashore after breaking an anchor line.



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