Cronulla trawler salvage ridiculed for 'MacGyver' approach

By Bellinda Kontominas
Updated February 20 2013 - 5:13am, first published 4:43am
Washed up ... the stuck trawler.
On the rocks ... the Challenge has been stuck since Tuesday.

The salvage operation of a stranded fishing trawler stuck on rocks at Cronulla has been likened to an episode of MacGyver, with a union representative claiming the incident controller stripped down to his swimming trunks and swam out to the boat with rope, duct tape and a knife between his teeth.

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