Kapua

Transport to Slipper Island
Transport to Slipper Island

The Kapua is a self-propelled, fully crewed 44m by 12m landing craft vessel with the carrying capacity of 600 tonnes. With minimal draft, the Kapua is able to access shallow and tight locations. The Kapua serves as a bulk transport barge and has roll-on, roll-off capacity for ease when loading and unloading equipment, machinery, logs, aggregate, and other goods.

Contracts for general cargo include carting logs from Great Barrier Island to Marsden Point, transferring silo tanks from Whangerai to Tauranga and aggregate cartage for Waiheke Island. The Kapua has successfully been used as an operations base and support vessel for contracts such as the Rena disaster in Tauranga and as a surveying vessel.

Transport to Slipper Island
Transport to Slipper Island

Kapua

Motorised, General cargo transport, roll on roll off capability, spud poles more…

Beam12 meters
Length44 meters
Deck Size30m x 10.5m
Light Draft1.06 meters
Max Draft2.7 meters
Gross Tonnage408 Tonnes
Capacity600 Tonnes

Kapua Projects

Rena Salvage

Rena Salvage

McCallum Bros Limited® vessels were used in the Rena salvage operation.

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Picnic Bay erosion protection

In May 2018 the Kapua vessel delivered the first of two barge loads of heavy rock to create a protective seawall at Picnic Bay on Waiheke Island.

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Logs barged from Tryphena to Marsden Point

Loading logs at Tryphena, Great Barrier Island

In May 2017 the Kapua began the barge transport of approximately 2000T of logs from Tryphena on Great Barrier Island to Marsden Point for export.

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Slipper Island Transport

Transport to Slipper Island
Transport to Slipper Island

In June 2016 the Kapua delivered a consignment of materials for a house build to Slipper Island, off Whitianga.

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