With the use of the pairing of our tug the Acheron III and barge the Pohonui, we barged two large timber kilns along with a number of other bulk items for the kilns from Tauranga to Whangarei.
Kiln weights were individually lifted on board (44 in total) and acted as a stand for the kilns, each 17x11m kiln was lifted on and put carefully in its place, while the other bulk items were carefully placed around the remaining deck space.
Using a combination of welded U-beam braces, heavy duty lugs and chain, the kilns and other items were securely lashed to the deck allowing for a safe sail up the coast to their new home in Northland. The Pohonui with its steel deck and removable front and rear hopper walls makes her a perfect vessel to customise the deck space larger or smaller depending on the type of bulk cargo. This particular job was a great example of her versatility.