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ex HMAS Canberra to arrive on Tuesday, 10th June 2008
Sorry to disappoint, but VARS has been advised by the Department of Innovation, Industry & Regional Development (DIIRD) that the ex HMAS Canberra will now not be coming through Port Phillip Heads on Monday 9th June 2008. It's new estimated time of arrival through the heads is Tuesday 10th June 2008 at 6:35 a.m., though this too is subject to possible change. We aill attempt to keep you all advised via this web site and the various online diving forums.
It is expected that there will be a media gathering and welcoming ceremony, probably at the Old Grain Wharf in Geelong, sometime after the ex HMAS Canberra has berthed.
You can track the progress of Karori, the tug towing the ex HMAS Canberra, using the following Google Map link: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=111840711548775414449.00044ea4df0a872c79403&ll=-33.94336,122.739258&spn=22.346441,34.892578&z=5