GO Canopus will then hook up to the towing bridle on Rena's stern and spend an uncomfortable couple of days on static tow duty as Astrolabe Reef cops a South-easterly, backing to North-easterly gale.
Good news is that containers discharged from the 'high' port side of Rena are dry, indicating that the water in No.6 Hold may be leakage from the hatch covers is the preceding heavy weather.
Surreal shot of 'Sun Princess' entering Tauranga past the wreck site
The 'problem child' hatch cover on No.7
The taxi rank
AM thanks readers for the messages of support for the sources at Astrolabe Reef making this blog possible and assures everyone that a great photographic and chronological record of the salvage is being accumulated for contribution to New Zealand's maritime history.