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Tuesday, 9 October 1956

Mr Crean n asked the Minister representing the Minister for Shipping and Transport, upon notice -

1.   Where is the "River Burdekin " at present berthed?

2.   How long has the vessel been out of commission?

3.   If repair work is being undertaken, what firm is doing the work?

4.   What amount has been paid on repair work to date?

5.   What is the estimated final cost of the repair work?

Mr Townley - The Minister for Shipping and Transport has furnished the following replies: -

1.   No. 13 South Wharf, Melbourne.

2.   Since 7th March, 1956.

3.   United Salvage Proprietary Limited.

4.   £383,489 has been paid to date, which covers Lloyd's special survey, conversion of crew's quarters in accordance with Navigation Act requirements, alterations to officers' and engineers' accommodation besides general deck and engine maintenance work.

5.   It is estimated that all work will be completed by 8th October at a total cost of £470,000.

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