Channels need to be
dredged so ships can travel safely into ports. In the Great Barrier Reef it
is even more important to prevent all shipping accidents. When a shipping
channel is being dredged, the sand and mud collected is called spoil. This
spoil needs to be dumped.
The Federal Government
plans to ban any spoil being dumped inside the extensive Great Barrier Reef Marine
Park. The spoil will have to be shipped and stored on land where it canít
damage the Great Barrier Reef.