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  • THE END OF AN ERA IN NEWCASTLE: 
     
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    Photo by NIHA member "Steve"
     
     
    SVITZER NESO & NIXIE entering Port.

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    A sad day, a part of our history towed away.
     
     
    Going, Going , Gone.

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    Dock size..205 Metres X 33.5 Meters
     
     
    The Docks Crane Jibs down, ready to go for the long trip to Singapore

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    The Pilot is on Board.

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    A lump in the throat, a tear in the eye, as she went by.
     
     
    The crowd gathered, the Big Guns fired and the Band Played.

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    photo by , NIHA MEMBER , Steve Ford.
     
     
    MULOOBINBA and BLUSTER ........Muloobinda is the Aboriginal name for Newcastle.

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    Name of the ship F.D.MULOOBINBA 
Type of ship FLOATING DOCK 
Year of build 1977 
Builder HITACHI SHIPBUILDING SAIKAI - SAKAI, JAPAN 
Last known flag AUSTRALIA
     
     
    MULOOBINBA..... Thanks to Steve Ford,

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    Newcastle's first Floating Dock at Stockton.

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    An Act to ratify and provide for carrying into
effect so far as the State of New South Wales
is concerned, an Agreement made between the
Commonwealth of Australia and the State of
New South Wales respecting the construction,
equipment, control, and management of a
Floating Dock at Walsh Island Dockyard,
Newcastle ; to amend the Public Works
Act, 1912 ; and to provide for the construction
of an embankment to close the southern
channel of the Hunter River at Hexham ; and
for purposes connected therewith or incidental
thereto.
     
     
    Moving the Newcastle Dock into position.

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     Having a lifting capacity of 8 t o n s;
(vi) be equipped with mooring chains and anchors sufficient to
moor the dock away from a wharf in such manner as to
permit of the docking of vessels up to 1.3,000 tons displacement.
3. The Minister for Public Works shall use his best endeavours to
complete the construction and equipment of the said dock within a
period of three years from the date of this Agreement.
4. Except as provided in clause 5 of this Agreement the dock shall
at all times be located at Walsh Island Dockyard and be under the
control and management of the Minister for Public Works.
5. In times of international emergency (of which the Minister for
Defence shall be the sole judge) or of war or on the stranding of a
warship of the Commonwealth or another similar event the Commonwealth
may by notice in writing signed by or on behalf of the Minister
for Defence to the Minister for Public Works take over immediately
the absolute control and management of the dock and may move it to
such place or places in or out of the Commonwealth as the Minister for
Defence may from time to time think fit. Immediately upon such
notice being given the State shall take all such steps as may be
necessary to facilitate the taking over of the said dock by the Commonwealth
at Walsh Island.
G. At all times while the dock is under the control and management
of the Minister for Public Works he shall at the expense of the State
of New South Wales maintain the said dock and equipment in good
order and condition so as to be always ready for the purpose of docking
and repair of vessels.
7. (1) At all times while the dock is under the absolute control and
management of the Minister for Defence as provided in clause 5 of this
Agreement the expense of maintenance of the dock and equipment
shall be borne by the said Minister for Defence.
(2) When no longer required by the Minister for Defence the
dock stall be returned by him to Walsh Island Dockyard and delivered
back to the Minister for Public Works in as good condition as when
the absolute control and management of the dock were taken over by
the Minister tor Defence fair wear and tear excepted, such fair wear
and tear to be taken as not including damage incurred by any act
of war.
(3) In the event of the total loss of the said dock whilst under
the absolute control and management of the Minister for Defence he
shall pay to the Minister for Public Works in full satisfaction of all
claims (if any) which the said Minister may have against the Minister
for Defence in respect of or arising out of such total loss an amount
equal to the original capital cost of the dock to the New South Wales
Government reduced proportionately by the depreciation which has
taken place up to the time of such loss in the value of the dock.
(4) The amount to be paid by the Minister for Defence to the
Minister for Public Works under the last preceding subclause shall in
default of agreement between the parties be determined by two
arbitrators (one to be appointed by each party) under the laws of the
State relating to arbitration.
     
     
    The Newcastle Floating Dock.

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    (5) I n determining the amount to be paid by the Minister for
Defence to the Minister for Public Works as aforesaid for the value
of the dock account shall only be taken of the original cost to the New
South Wales Government of the dock and its equipment as structures
and no account shall be taken of any appreciation in the value of the
dock and its equipment or any loss of profits or any other matter or
thing arising out of the total loss of the dock as aforesaid.
(6) For the purpose of this Agreement the term "original cost
to the New South Wales Government" shall mean the total cost of the
dock and its equipment as a structure not including the cost of
dredging operations or of provision of barrage less the amount of the
subsidy paid by the Commonwealth Government to the New South
Wales Government
(7) For the purposes of this clause the life of the dock shall be
assumed to be forty years provided that if either party can prove to
the satisfaction of the other party or failing to prove to the satisfaction
of the other party can prove to the satisfaction of two arbitrators
mutually agreed upon t h a t the life of the dock for the purposes of the
New South Wales Government is more or less than forty years then
the life so proved shall be taken for the purpose of this clause to
be the life of the dock.
8. During such time as the dock is under the absolute control and
management of the Minister for Defence he shall pay to the Minister
for Public Works as compensation for the use of the dock—
(1) Interest at the average rate fixed by the State Treasurer
annually on loans raised during the period of construction on
the original cost of the dock and its equipment as a structure
to the New South Wales Government.
(ii) An annual payment equal to the sinking fund rate for the
original capital cost to the State of New South Wales of the
dock and its equipment. Such sinking fund rate shall be
mutually agreed upon between the parties hereto and in
default of agreement shall be determined by two arbitrators
(one to be appointed by each party) under the laws of the
State relating to arbitration.
For the purpose of this subclause the life of the dock shall
be taken as forty years.
0. (1) The Minister for Defence agrees to pay to the Minister for
Public Works as a contribution towards the cost of the construction
and equipment of the dock in accordance with this Agreement the
sum of one hundred and thirty-five thousand pounds (£135,000) and
no more.
(2) The said amount of one hundred and thirty-five thousand
pounds (£135,000) shall be paid to the Minister for Public Works in
two instalments of sixty-seven thousand five hundred pounds (£67,500)
each at the following times namely—A first instalment of sixty-seven
thousand five hundred pounds (£07,500) shall be paid to the Minister
for Public Works upon the signing of this Agreement and the second
instalment shall be paid to the Minister for Public Works upon the
officer or officers appointed by the Minister for Defence in that behalf
certifying that the dock has been constructed and equipped in all
respects in accordance with the plans and specifications mutually agreed
     
     
    The Floating Dock.

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    The floating dock in the photo is the old float dock that was built at Walsh Island Dockyard ( Orica Site) around 1925.
When the dock closed it was moved to Dyke End State Dockyard in 1940 with some of the sheds and other gear.
Information from NIHA Member,Steve Ford.
     
     
    The floating dock in the photo is dock that was built at Walsh Island Dockyard.

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    A part of history,
     
     
    The floating that was built at Walsh Island Dockyard.

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    Arrived in Newcastle January 4th 1978.......Photo by NIHA Member Steve Ford
     
     
    Newcastle Floating Dock.... Built by Hitachi Shipbuilding, Sakai. Japan. 1977

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    Photo by NIHA Member Steve Ford:
     
     
    Forgacs Floating Dock in the Snake Pit.... Lift Capacity....15,000 Tonnes

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    Photo by NIHA Member Steve Ford........

Vessel's Details
Ship Type: Anchor handling vessel
Year Built: 1988
Length x Breadth: 70 m X 17 m
Gross Tonnage: 2311, DeadWeight: 2499 t
Speed recorded (Max / Average): 7 / 5.9 knots
     
     
    Bluster, the Ocean Going Tug that is going to tow the Floating Dock to Singapore.

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