The fishing vessel Barrier Star ran aground on Big Stevens Reef near Mackay, Australia. The trawler with six persons on board quickly contacted authorities for assistance. A rescue vessel from the VMR along with a rescue helicopter were dispatched to the scene. When rescuers reached the Barrier Star a few hours later, the crew had already refloated the fishing vessel. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. Reports state the trawler was taken under tow back to Mackay.