MIWOK BARGE 1983

Description:

Flat top Crane Barge

Owner:

Hammersley Iron. Used during construction of the ore loading facility at Dampier

Construction:

Steel

Sunk:

1983/04/12

Size:

238 tons length 33.5m beam 13.7m draft 2.4m

Underwater:

5m depth. The barge sits low above the sea floor. There is plenty of life on the wreck but it is mostly flat broken plates of steel with a few holes you could stick your head through and spots to just squeeze into at north east of the wreck.

Built:

by James McLarty & Sons, Fremantle

Location:

Offshore Bickley Point, Rottnest

Sinking:

By explosives as part of SAS demolition training

Longitude:

115.55930

Latitude:

-32.01411

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