Sunday, August 17, 2014

InterIslander flagship Kaitaki in Nelson this weekend…

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…and why is she here?

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After establishing our Port as ….

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a “one stop shop” for ship / vessels / rigs repairs/surveys…..

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the Nelson Mail reports ….

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……that like her sister ship, Interislander ferry “Arahura” back in 2010……shes in port for some work and to have Lloyds re-survey her.

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As you can see in the upper centre right of this photo from …..

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Port Nelsons webcam Sunday lunchtime, they are working to a deadline already alright.

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After tweeting about it earlier, a real side benefit of SOC MED showed itself right away,

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…the ability for locals to discuss and be informed. When queried about Nelson having a regular Wellington to Nelson service I initially got confused and answered back with Bluebridge lines “Straitsman”, but in fact it was the Kent.

And thanks to Twitter member @ayeletfleming for directing me to the below page that confirmed that.

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I must admit I was puzzled because I recall seeing it come into Port a few times and the online outline of the Straitsman didn’t fit what I remember.

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Apparently Bluebridge / Strait Shipping sold her in 2010. When you see the profile of the Kent ( & as in above pic) you’ll understand what I mean, it was quite unique in that respect.

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