|Taharoa Express- final departure|
Taharoa Express, having spent a decade and a bit carrying iron sands loaded at the Taharoa Single Point Mooring Buoy, has finally been retired and loaded her last cargo on 8th May 2012. Originally built as a Capesize, she was converted for the NZ-Japan slurry trade in 1999. After this discharge, she will be scrapped in China.
Taharoa Destiny, her replacement, is purpose-built and has loaded her first cargo for discharge at Port Kembla. She'll then will come back to Taharoa for a full iron sand cargo for Japan.
|Taharoa Destiny departing for Port Kembla|