Pasha Bulker returns to Newcastle as MV Drake 10 years onPhotos

Pasha Bulker returns | photos The MV Drake, formerly the Pasha Bulker, in Newcastle on Monday. Picture: Matt Murray
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Cargo Ship Pasha Bulker grounded at Nobbys Beach Newcastle Friday 8th June 2007 Credit: STEFAN MOORE

Cargo ship Pasha Bulker washed onto a reef at Nobbys Beach this morning during a fierce storm, Image shows waves smash the ship, 8th June 2007 Credit: Darren Pateman

The Bulk carrier Pasha Bulker aground at Nobbys Beach Newcastle Salvage crews going onboard Sat 9th June 2007 Credit: STEFAN MOORE

At first light pic of Pasha Bulker aground at Nobbys Beach after severe storms in Newcastle. Credit: SIMONE DE PEAK.

The 40,000 tonne coal ship Pasha Bulker sits about 100 metres (330 feet) off Nobbys Beach after running aground on Friday near the coal port of Newcastle on ‘s east coast June 9, 2007. Huge seas beached the Pasha Bulker in on Friday, sparking a major rescue operation that saw all 22 crew members airlifted off the stricken vessel in gale force winds. Credit: REUTERS/ Tim Wimborne

40,000 tonne bulk carrier Pasha Bulker aground at Nobbys Beach Newcasle onlookers flock in the tens of thousands even into the night just to get a glimpse of the ship 11th June 2007 Picture by DEAN OSLAND

Spectators brave the elements to have a look at the beached Pasha Bulker on Nobbys Beach on Saturday Morning 9th June 2007 Credit: PETER STOOP

The Pasha Bulker sits off Nobby’s Beach, Newcastle, Monday, June 11, 2007. The Pasha Bulker ran aground on Friday after a massive storm lashed the coast causing major flooding on the Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Newcastle regions. Credit: AAP Image/Dean Lewins

A ship leaves Newcastle Port and heads out to sea as the Pasha Bulker sits stranded on Nobbys Beach after wild storms hit Newcastle last weekend. June 13th 2007 NCH NEWS, Credit: KITTY HILL

The Pasha Bulker a ground at Nobbys Beach Newcastle 14th June 2007 credit by PETER STOOP

The Bulk carrier Pasha Bulker aground at Nobbys Beach Newcastle Credit: STEFAN MOORE

The Pasha Bulker is slammed by large waves this afternoon as salvage crew work on board the ship. 22nd JUNE 2007. Credit: SIMONE DE PEAK.

The Pasha Bulker still aground at Nobbys with the salavage ship Pacific Responder in the background as local surfers catch a wave Sat 23rd June 2007 Credit: STEFAN MOORE

The Pasha Bulker still a ground at Nobbys at sunrise Sat 23rd June 2007 Credit: STEFAN MOORE

Greenpeace activists project slogans on the bow of the Pasha Bulker at Nobbys beach, They used lazer lights projecting the image from a four wheel drive. Police told them to move along at 7pm. 27th June 2007 Credit: Darren Pateman

Media watch and record the salvage mission of the Pasha Bulker of Nobbys Beach. Credit: SIMONE DE PEAK 28th JUNE 2007.

Sunrise over the still stranded Pasha Bulker after the first and unsuccessful attempt to free the ship last night, 29th June 2007 Credit: Darren Pateman

Picture shows an anchor cable off the Pasha Bulker on the morning after its 1st salvage attempt snapping through the water in foreground between 7 30am and 8am this morning. 29th JUNE 2007. Credit: SIMONE DE PEAK.

The Pasha Bulker moves slowly out to sea after a salvage attempt at Nobbys Beach. Credit: KITTY HILL

Pasha Bulka is turned around on Newcastle harbour so work can be carried out on a different side of the ship 23rd July 2007 Credit: RYAN OSLAND

The Pasha Bulker leaving Newcastle Harbour heading for repairs in Asia Thurs 26th July 2007 Credit: STEFAN MOORE

The Pasha Bulker leaving Newcastle Harbour heading for repairs in Asia Thurs 26th July 2007. Credit: STEFAN MOORE

Pasha Bulker beached on Nobbys beach. 8th July 2007 pic Darren Pateman

Pasha Bulker beached on Nobbys beach. 8th July 2007 pic Darren Pateman

These are Newcastle Port Corporation pictures which will be shown on the weekend during the National Maritime Festival. They were taken by Chris Patterson of Intervision Photography.

The cargo ship Pasha Bulker, which has near Nobbys Beach, a popular inner-city beach in Newcastle, 160 kilometres north of Sydney. Rescue workers were forced to winch 21 Filipino and Korean crew members from the ship as huge seas buffeted the eastern coast of New South Wales, with fears the ship could break up and cause a fuel spill. Maritime authorities reported several other container ships were also under threat of running aground at the busy coal port.

Pasha Bulker picture used for the museum post card. Credit: Chris Patterson

40,000 tonne bulk carrier Pasha Bulker aground at Nobbys Beach Newcasle onlookers flock in the tens of thousands even into the night just to get a glimpse of the ship 11th June 2007 Credit: DEAN OSLAND

TweetFacebookIt’s back – but this time, it’s in the right place.

The MV Drake, formerly known as the Pasha Bulker, made a fairly low-key entrance into Newcastle Harbour on Sunday night.

It’s a far cry from its most famous visit to the region, when huge seas almost left it stranded in the sand of Nobbys beach.

The ship is scheduled to depart Newcastle on Monday afternoon.

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