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Thursday, 24 March 1966


Mr COCKLE (WARRINGAH, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Can the Minister for the Navy inform the House whether a ship which, according to reports, has been in the Great Australian Bight for some days now and which has been reported to be using a Soviet radio call sign in transmitting weather details, has yet been identified? If so, what is the vessel's nationality, and what reasons are given for her presence in Australian waters? Finally, is there any truth in the report that this is the same vessel as was seen in the same area off the Western Australian coast last week and reported to be a submarine?







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