Friday, July 20, 2007

Hey mister, your boat's listing

Imagine waking up in the morning and seeing this from your kitchen window. That's what folks were surprised about in Auckland Harbour yesterday, and calls were aplenty to the ports authority and the harbour master's office, asking if the ship was in trouble.

But all is well. The Nora Maersk was having a hull thruster repaired, after loading up the stern so the urgent repair work could be carried out on the bow. There isn't a dry dock large enough in New Zealand to work on the 200m long container ship, so all the work's done in the middle of the harbour.

1 comment:

Michael said...

I wonder if now she's got a layback brace in place, could 'mister' get her to complete a roll? That would wake up the harbour!