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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.
“The “William Fraser was launched on July 3rd, 2019 in Miri, eastern Malaysia. The newest addition to the McCallum Bros Limited® fleet was designed and built by the Ling Family, owners of the Berjaya Dock Yard.
This project has been managed by our Operations Manager, Mike Haynes who has spent an enormous amount of time in Miri ensuring the smooth construction of the build. We can’t thank him enough for his dedication and commitment to the project. We could not have done such a build without Mike.
The William Fraser is an integral part of our growth and sustainability and corporate social responsibility practices.
Measuring 68m x 16m with a DWT of 1500T, she is primarily designed to extract sand and carry aggregates and project cargo.