Crew of 5 escaped with only one injured when a barge transporting a truck loaded with sewage capsized off Great Mackerel Beach located on the western side of Pittwater, 20 miles N of Sydney.
A body of water several miles wide, Pittwater runs off Broken Bay, it`s is a popular boating area with numerous marinas and expensive waterfront homes. Mackerel has only water access and lacks sewerage. A truck routinely loads up with sewage and transports it to the other side, on a powered vehicular barge. This time, something went wrong.