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Photographer:gwrdave [View profile]Title:TAHAROA BUOYAdded:Jan 24, 2017
Captured:January 24, 2017IMO:UnavailableHits:807
Location:New Plymouth, Port Taranaki, New Zealand
Photo Category: Floating Production/Storage/Offloading Units
Single Point Mooring Buoy aground in Port Taranaki after recent storms.

The buoy is 17 metres in diameter and about 11m high, is an offshore single buoy mooring device to be used at NZ Steel's Taharoa Mine site, near the Kawhia Harbour, Waikato. It will pump ironsands via 2 pipelines to waiting ships in slurry form of 50/50. Ships that use it are TAHAROA DESTINY, TAHAROA EOS & TAHAROA PROVIDENCE.
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gwrdave on Feb 06, 2017 06:33 (1 year ago)
As in the Description field in my post
rarcand on Feb 05, 2017 00:43 (1 year ago)
Another picture of this buoy can be found in the "Casualties" category at
jadran on Jan 24, 2017 08:45 (1 year ago)
..... in Technical/Offshore terminology known as the "Single Point Mooring Buoy" :)
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