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120 Days at Astrolabe: The Rena, The Reef & The GO Canopus

120 Days at Astrolabe: The Rena, The Reef & The GO Canopus
 

An up-close and personal account of events that occurred at Astrolabe Reef during the primary phase of the Rena salvage operation.

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ISBN 9780473365349
Barcode 9780473365349
Published 5 October 2016
Format Hardback
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Author(s) Illustrated by Judkins, Kevin
Edited by Menefy, Diana
Edited by Marshall, Lesley
Illustrated by Turner, Sam
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ISBN-13 9780473365349
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Publication Date 5 October 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Judkins, Kevin
Edited by Menefy, Diana
Edited by Marshall, Lesley
Illustrated by Turner, Sam
Category NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 237
Dimensions Width: 315mm
Height: 225mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Dewey Code Not specified
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Description of this Book

As a Master Mariner, I was acutely aware that I was in an extremely privileged position to be able to witness New Zealand maritime history as it unfolded. Having never before kept a daily personal log, I felt a compelling obligation to record my experiences to share with my family, former shipmates and the greater shipping fraternity, so that this chapter in the history of New Zealand maritime disasters could be retained for posterity.
The narrative is taken from transcripts of my personal log. It has been liberally interlaced with previously unpublished sequential photographs to enhance the reader's appreciation of the events described. To my knowledge, there is no similar comprehensive written or photographic record of the events described.

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Author's Bio

Kevin Judkins joined Union Steam Ship Company in 1977, as a 17 year old apprentice deck officer. He obtained his Second Mates Foreign Going Certificate in 1980 while studying at the Auckland Maritime College, scoring the highest marks in New Zealand for that year. Working predominantly in the Asia Pacific region, he gained his Masters Foreign Going Certificate in 1989 and became a qualified Dynamic Positioning Operator in 1995. The Rena project was his first involvement in salvage operations. Kevin has written numerous marine incident investigation reports and wrote the Dynamic Positioning Operations manual for the Crystal Ocean (a dynamically positioned FPSO* operating in the Basker Manta oil field in Bass Strait, Australia). This is his first literary venture.

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