SPOTD: Dockwise’s Blue Marlin Arrives at BAE Systems in Australia

gCaptain reader Andrew Mackinnon sends us the following image today from Port Phillip, Australia of the Boskalis-Dockwise heavy lift vessel Blue Marlin, carrying Australia’s newest, yet incomplete, Canberra-class landing helicopter dock, LHDS Adelaide.  She arrived from Navantia Shipyard in Spain and is to be completed by BAE Systems Australia located at Williamstown, Victoria.

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Image (c) Andrew Mackinnon

This vessel is the sistership to the LHDS Canberra which arrived at the shipyard in 2012.  The following is a time-lapse video depicting her arrival in 2012:

The following is a rendering of what this vessel will look like once completed.  Via BAE Systems:

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