posted on Feb, 21 2007 @ 05:13 AM
Well guys you got the "black"' and "helicopter" parts correct, you just needed to add "hawk". I'm afraid you were way off on the cattle
mutilations though. It was in fact another flight of Army Blackhawk's, and yep they would have been carrying SASR as part of a security cordon for
the Cunarder's. On top of which they have probably been working up for at least a week given that Dick Cheney is in town tomorrow. And we all know
that means a mass migration of student unionist and hairy, glassy/red eyed people from the Northern coast of NSW.
Oh, and the QM2 may be the largest liner/cruise ship to visit Port Jackson thus far, but she is far from the largest ship to visit Sydney Harbour.
That title falls to a bulk carrier (cant remember which). I also remember BHP brought its largest iron ore carrier 'Iron Pacific' to the OS terminal
at Circular quay after commisioning about 15 years ago. From memory she was 232,000 tonnes full load, and the largest ship to fly the OZ red ensign up
to that time.