The crane barge 'Smit Borneo' garners most of the headlines, as she strips the Rena's decks of containers. But there is a cast of supporting craft out at Astrolabe Reef acting as maritime "roadies" for the main act.
GO Canopus, Dynamically Positioned AHTS laying anchors for Smit Borneo
Bunker barge Awanuia, removing bunkers and lubes
Waka Kume, pull-back tug for Awanuia to keep her clear of Rena's stern
Tug Katea and Sea-Tow 60, shuttling containers to Tauranga
Sea-Tow's tug Koraki
Tug Maui 1
Landing barge Subritsky
Tug Wainui towing barge Pohonui, which carried the worst of the decomposing reefer containers
Tug Petra G
Tug Pacific Pearl, her RIB Black Pearl astern and RIB Genesis
Today's report from the site is that the weather is deteriorating at Astrolabe Reef as the tail end of ex-Tropical Cyclone Fina crosses the North Island. Anchor relaying are the orders of the day.
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