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‘Tokatu’ makes first visit

The country’s largest deepwater fishing vessel, Tokatu, made its maiden call to Dunedin yesterday, and will be a semi-regular visitor to the city’s upper harbour.

  • Simon Hartley
  • Otago Daily Times

Sealord took possession of the $70 million, 81.7m-long Norwegian-built vessel in mid-June, after a six-week delivery via the Panama Canal to its home port, Nelson.

Toka 2bSealord fleet manager Bill Healey said the ship was still in its commissioning stages and working towards full capacity, which was to catch, process and freeze 150 tonnes of fish per day until its 900-tonne storage capacity was reached.

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