Floating dock Muloobinba

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History
Australia
Name: Muloobinba
Launched: 1977
Identification:IMO number7708766
History
Namibia
Name: "Namdock 3"
Homeport: Walvis Bay
General characteristics
Type: Floating dry dock
Length: 205m
Beam: 33.5m

Floating Dock Muloobinba is a floating dry dock that was owned by the Forgacs Group, and berthed at Carrington, within Newcastle Harbour, Australia. Built in Japan in 1977, Muloobinba arrived in Newcastle in 1978 and was based at the State Dockyard. She was later purchased by the Newcastle Port Corporation, and later Forgacs.[1]

In 21 December 2012 FD Muloobinba left Newcastle. She was initially towed to Batam, Indonesia where she was docked from January through to March 2013 in the ASL dry dock in preparation for her voyage across the Indian Ocean and around the Cape of Good Hope. She was renamed Namdock 3 and eventually arrived in the Port of Walvis Bay, Namibia. Namdock 3 is now owned and operated by Elgin Brown Hamer.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Floating dock to be sold". Newcastle Herald. 6 November 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  2. ^ Henwood, Dennis (November 2013). "Piece of Maritime History passed from Australia to Namibia" (PDF). Retrieved 7 February 2016.