I found this picture on a calender and at once recognised the old and infamous Westport Pilot vessel "James O'Brien".
Its too good not to post, I believe the original was owned by Warren Nelson but I cannot confirm that.
The scene is excellently depicted as when sounding out on the Bar o
This is a shot by my good mate Graeme Keoghan of the Westport TSHD Kawatiri entering the harbour. She is an IHC 500 design and was for some years the largest ship built in New Zealand. Her hopper capacity is 600 cubic metres and is dumped by opening 8 doors in her bottom. The material handled varies