Post by nighthawknz on Apr 17, 2019 18:15:03 GMT 12
10 hours in 30 seconds. Our new Hydrographic Vessel transits through the 82km long Panama Canal on its journey to New Zealand. This was the first of our ships to use the Panama Canal since 1993. Not surprising when the average toll that is charged to ships using the Canal is $US450,000.
Post by nighthawknz on Apr 21, 2019 14:34:15 GMT 12
Steady as she goes. The voyage continues for MV Edda Fonn, our future Dive Hydrographic Vessel, as she transits the Atlantic Ocean. She will travel 22,000km in total to reach New Zealand. We're looking forward to her arrival in May.
Post by nighthawknz on May 5, 2019 11:07:56 GMT 12
Regular testing. The fixed firefighting hoses on our future dive hydrographic vessel can spray a wide arc of foam across the flight deck, while a portable hose can move in. It’s one of numerous safety drills conducted as the ship progresses to New Zealand.
AIUI she's heading to Wellington first, then at some point to DNB - not exactly sure why. Last AIS info showed destination as Wgtn and a video on RNZN facebook page about sponsor for Manawanui has ship's sponsor Jacinderalla talking & mentions the vessel heading to Wgtn then to DNB.