Pohonui

The Pohonui is a 55m by 13m holding barge that requires tow by tug. With a carrying capacity of 1,500 tonnes and roll-on, roll-off features, the Pohonui serves as a perfect bulk transport vessel. Chartered alongside the Acheron III tug, the maneuverability capabilities allow for access to restricted locations.

The Pohonui also has the ability to extract sand and gravel via stationery dredging.

Recent contracts undertaken by the Pohonui under tow by the Acheron III include supplying material, equipment, and machinery to the Chatham Islands for the recent breakwater and wharf development. The Chathams are renowned for its harsh weather to which our vessel still thrived, making several trips.

The Pohonui at the Port of Auckland with a full load of sand, alongside the Acheron III
Pohonui carrying machinery to the Chatham Islands including a 150tonne excavator (as pictured on the stern)

Pohonui

Non-motorised general cargo transport more…

Beam13 meters
Length55 meters
Deck Size25m x 12m
Light Draft0.4 meters
Max Draft3.5 meters
Gross Tonnage648 Tonnes
Capacity1500 Tonnes

Pohonui Projects

Rena Salvage

Rena Salvage

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

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Chatham Island Wharf and Breakwater Construction

In April 2016 the Acheron III with the Pohonui in tow carried construction materials and machinery for the construction of a new wharf and breakwater at Waitangi in the Chatham Islands.

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