Tuesday, September 29, 2015

historic coastal motor ship 'Tuhoe' an effective total loss

The historic restored ship MV Tuhoe was returning to her berth in the Kaiapoi River, after receiving more than $200,000 worth of repairs in Lyttelton, when she ran aground on a sandbar at the Waimakariri River mouth about 4 pm on Sunday.

MV Tuhoe Kaiapoi Riverton Trust chairman Philip Redmond said a surveyor had examined the ship and deemed the risk too great to try and save it.

For more photos plus details on this and many more ships of the type, see the book The Era of Coastal Shipping in New Zealand: the small motor ships -- this has nearly sold out.

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