FOLLOWING the grounding and subsequent break-up of the pilot vessel Corsair on Thursday (5 October) evening, a multi-agency effort to clean up the flotsam was launched.

DCN understands the debris, including foam and fibreglass, does not pose an environmental threat and there has been no indication of any oil or other fuel in the ocean.

The clean-up effort commenced when the vessel grounded and has been underway since.

DCN understands the Victorian Department of Transport and Planning, Ports Victoria, Victoria Police, Parks Victoria, Port Phillip Sea Pilots and the Borough of Queenscliffe have been participating in the clean-up.

A spokesperson for the Department of Transport and Planning thanked the agencies and their crews who worked to clear debris around the Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff area after the Corsair grounded at Point Lonsdale on Thursday night.

“The clean-up process is mostly complete, thanks to the help of around 50 team members on the shoreline over the weekend,” the spokesperson said.

“The teams involved would like to thank the Point Lonsdale community for their support during the process.”

A significant amount of work was undertaken on Friday and Saturday with crews collecting two trucks of debris.