Trawler runs aground

18 January 2018

A fishing vessel has run aground at Lake Tyers Beach in East Gippsland and needs to be salvaged.

The 23 m steel fishing vessel had three crew on board at the time of the incident on Thursday morning (18 January 2018).

The crew are no longer on board the vessel.

The vessel's owner has engaged a surveyor to assess the situation and arrange salvage.

Maritime Safety Victoria is the Control Agency, coordinating information with Victoria Police and Gippsland Ports, and will liaise with the salvor to ensure the salvage progresses appropriately.

UPDATE: The trawler was off the beach 22 January 2018.