Vessels in port
Fishing Boat Fire Closes Port for Days
Five days after a fire broke out aboard the fishing vessel Dong Won 701 at the port of Timaru, South Canterbury, responders are still working to extinguish the last of the flames. The Korean-owned Dong Won caught fire at a pier in Timaru on Monday night. All 60 crewmembers on board managed to escape the vessel safely, though several instances of smoke inhalation were reported. As of Tuesday, burning nets and fuel continued to hamper firefighting efforts, and rather than risk impairing the vessel's stability by flooding her with firefighting water, responders opted to let the blaze burn itself out while providing boundary cooling of the hull. One of the harbor's two tugs assisted this effort with its firefighting monitor.
Dredging ship Pelican returns to Timaru to repair port's entrance channel
The Pelican Dredge ship is back working at the Timaru Port after leaving to be scrapped. A dredge ship destined to be scrapped has returned to Timaru to repair the ports entrance channel after July's big storm. The Pelican, which operates an ocean vacuum that sucks up sand and sediment, has been operating in the Timaru port for almost 30 years. The ship had returned from Tauranga following damage caused by the storm that forced Timaru into a state of emergency in July. https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/95639367/dredging-ship-pelican-returns-to-timaru-to-repair-ports-entrance-channel
More than 40 incidents at Timaru's port reported to Maritime NZ in five years
Information released under the Official Information Act shows 44 incidents at Timaru's port have been reported to Maritime New Zealand in the past five years. A sleeping skipper whose boat struck Timaru's breakwater, a person turning up to work drunk, and a vessel which lost its moorings because of a port bollard "failure". They are just some of a string of incidents at Timaru's port reported to Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) in the past five years. Information, provided to Fairfax under the Official Information Act, lists 44 incidents which had been reported to the authority. Of those reported, there were 15 injuries, nine oil spills and five equipment failures. Four of the incidents involved vessels making contact with objects, one near-miss, and two involved people going "overboard". http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/91011542/more-than-40-incidents-at-timarus-port-reported-to-maritime-nz-in-five-yearsUpload News