Sunday, July 24, 2011

Nelson – Australasia's Biggest Fishing Port

What do you do when you have a multi million dollar Tuna fishing boat

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and all of a sudden….she needs a bit more

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than just a simple touch up.

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Well you call up the folks on the waterfront in Nelson, New Zealand.…that’s just what you do.

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They have “experience” in those multi million dollar refits…

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After all its not the first time we’ve had some “big metal” here for some “extra” work is it?

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If there is one “top of mind” memory that I retain from my “growing up” days back in the early 80’s here in Nelson (well other than buying that fab fur hat & boots from that Russian fishermen) it was that pilot in the Hughes 500 heli that was off one of the first major Purse Seiners to dock at Port Nelson.

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He did acrobatics over the Port back then….that was pretty spectacular back in 1980.

I’m sure there must be a few Nelsonians who remember that!

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Nelson  Capt M J Souza above

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Proving that we have the stuff, the “Western Pacific” (pictured top) is the third “lass” up on the hard over the last 7-9 month, She looks like she’s in for a major bit of “kit” work, and the good news is that all of the associated services / trades at Port Nelson can do it.