Trawler should not have been fishing in treacherous water with such heavy nets, inquiry told

Two Queensland men lost in rough seas when their prawn trawler sank should never have been fishing in the treacherous stretch of ocean with such heavy nets, an inquest has heard.

Skipper Matt Roberts, 61, and crewman David Chivers, 36, disappeared when their boat, the FV Cassandra, overturned and sank off the north-eastern tip of Fraser Island in the early hours of 4 April 2016.

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