I am not sure what Port Pirie is doing alongside the Victoria Dock CWS granary in August 1971. She may have been using a lay by berth but by this time some very strange practices were creeping in and none of the old values seemed as watertight as once they were. This ship built by Swans in 1947 and
MV Port Pirie awaiting departure at Port Chalmers, Dunedin,NZ for the UK in 1968.
Vessels in background are L-R Navua USS co, Wainui USS co ex Whangaroa NZS,Broxton ex USSB unusally a Wooden cargo steamer she arrived in 1920 and never left !,Hotunui Northern SS co and Otakou OHB, ironically the last