Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
Titan Cranes operations supervisor Ricky Manson lowers a new
section of Port Otago's Kitchener St slipway lifting cradle
into place yesterday.
Port Otago harbour services manager Allan Sutherland said the
17-tonne cradle, costing about $80,000, was lifted into place
It would be trialled for the first time next week, when a
boat was due to be serviced.
The old cradle, which had been used since the 1970s, had
become pitted and rusted.
The crane also moved the severed bow of the historic dredge
Te Whaka, which was to become a sculpture.