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Extension granted for salvage of a paddle steamer on the Murray River

by Roads and Maritime Services on 27 Jun 2014
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Roads and Maritime Services is satisfied with progess being made and will allow the owner of the paddle boat which sank on its mooring in the Murray River near Mildura more time to salvage the vessel.

Roads and Maritime Services Maritime Director Angus Mitchell said a 14 day extension would be granted for the salvage of the paddle steamer.

'We are satisfied all necessary safety precautions are being taken and good progress is being made by the salvors who were engaged by the owner of the vessel,' Mr Mitchell said.

'High winds and rain this week have impacted on the work which is being carried out in preparation for the slow and steady lifting of the vessel on to a series of pontoons.

'Work so far on site has been to build these pontoons which will be used to surround the semi-submerged vessel before it can be safely lifted. All the pontoons are now on site.

'Once lifted, the vessel will be required to be moved from its location to another secure place away from the public precinct.

'Roads and Maritime officers will continue to monitor the site daily.'

Mr Mitchell said water levels are set to drop about four metres in late July for scheduled weir work which may delay the removal of the old paddle boat from the water.

The 38 metre vessel sank on its mooring in the Murray River just above the Mildura Weir on 25 April.

For information on boating safety visit Roads and Maritime.
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