Posted January 12, 2018 06:31:03A worker from the harbour freight michael was in the right place at the right time, when a cargo wagon carrying 1,000 tonnes of freight ran aground on the Sydney Harbour last week.
“I got a call from a local guy saying that a freight train that was going to take the freight wagon to the port had run aground, it was a bit scary,” he said.
“He was able to get the freight train to a safer location and got the vehicle towed out and got it towed back in.”
It was a very lucky call.
“Mr Michael said the job was a challenge.”
If it wasn’t for the people who were in the dock, I would not be able to do it, I wouldn’t have got the truck out, the dock would have sunk.
“We’re lucky enough to be in the harbour every day, but we’re not in a position to get in a big ship like that.”
The ship was being transported from Melbourne to Sydney and was heading for the port at Port Stephens.
Mr Michael was working as a labourer on the docks when the container ship collided with the truck.
“The freight train had hit a big section of the freight yard, which is the yard where the containers are made, and there was a big hole in it,” he explained.
“Luckily, there was no serious damage to the dockyard, but the truck was quite a mess, the wheels were crushed and everything, and that’s when we all ran in and saved the cargo wagon.”
Mr Andrew, who was also in the area, said the crew had helped others in the nearby area.
“They’re the most amazing people in the world, we all love them, they’re so amazing, we’ve seen so many great things, so thank you so much for everything, they are amazing,” he joked.
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