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15 August 2021
By Matt Hrkac

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

A couple dozen activists from a group called the Otways Climate Emergency Action Network (OCEAN) blockaded the Port of Geelong entrance today in protest against seismic testing/blasting - with the aim of searching for gas deposits - in the Otways Basin. The vessel conducting the seismic testing, Geo Coral, was moored at the port.

Three people locked on to the gate, eventually being cut free by the police and fire brigade.

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Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

Port of Geelong blockade against seismic testing in the Otways Basin

About the author:

Matt Hrkac is a freelance photographer from Geelong and works primarily in the Geelong and Melbourne areas. He uses his photojournalistic photography style to cover numerous public events, activism and protests. In addition to this, he also works as a stills photographer for productions as well as covering live performances. If you like what you see, please consider giving a small donation to help cover expenses.

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In the spirit of reconciliation I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community on which I live and work. I pay my sincerist respects to all Elders past and present. I live on unceded lands of the Wathaurong (Wadda Wurrung) People of the Kulin Nation.