Photos by David Leggott
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Sealords berth - Port Nelson - NZs first large new trawler in 20 years arrives in Port today
First time berthing at home base
Just in for the day at Port Nelson
awaiting another load of logs....
leaving Port Nelson, bound for Ajman - United Arab
just showing off again....but it looked great from the shoreline I must admit
as I mentioned earlier, a very busy day for the man in this boat today was, ironic when it was such an auspicious day already with FSPO Raroa arriving
one of the busiest days of the year for this guy I'm sure
heading out to assist with bringing the longest ever vessel into our Port nelson, all up it took 5 tugs to complaete the job
pulling FSPO Raroa into Port for multimillion dollar repairs/upgrades
arriving at Port Nelson for her NZD$80m repairs, ably assisted by both Maesrk Promoter (pulling) and Maesrk Seeker (steadying I guess you call it), in combo with Port Nelsons tugs and one from Wellington, not to forget Pacfic Cheiftan following in the afterguard position
just about through The Cut on this beautiful spring evening...
on her way to the Maari Fields
60x Zoom image of leaving Poert Nelson in the late afternoon Sun, Jens Maesrk in the background is arriving
a Saturday morning entry through "The Cut"
Just about to pass through "The Cut" to enter The Haven
Just entering The Haven, passing by the "old Ferry."
leaving Port Nelson, bound for Osaka Japan with a load of MDF Wood
nearly fully loaded with logs now
repairs being actioned after having just returned from a Southern Ocean nightmare trip, where she was trapped & damaged in sea ice off the Antarctic
departing Port Nelson bound for Picton and the SOunds
nearly fully loaded with NZ lumber
Having recently been painted with Sealord logo, and Nelson noted as home port
taken of the ship while she is waiting out the stormy waters she drills in
Trans Future 7 traversing "The Cut" to enter The Haven and Port Nelson
motoring into the Haven on a typical sunny Nelson day
on her way leaving Port through "The Cut" ably assisted by both Port Nelson Tugs
Watching out for traffic while Tasman Provider leaves port
Alongside with 3 other sister ships all visiting the port at the same time.
With a new coat of paint, a new main engine, just some final touch ups requred and she'll be on her way.