The Acheron III is a 23.9m by 7.3m ocean-going twin screw tug which has a 16T bollard pull. The Acheron III can be chartered alongside our barges the Pohunui or the Annie McC. The Acheron III has done several trips with the Pohunui in tow to the Chatham Islands, supplying material, equipment, and machinery for the break-water build with HEB Construction.
The Acheron III has been fitted out with the latest WASSP F3 Multi-beam Sonar System for accurate surveying of the seafloor. Whether you are looking for accurate soundings for a survey, monitoring requirement or some lost equipment, the Acheron III has the capability.
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Acheron III Projects
Barging Timber Kilns
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.
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.