Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post
Did that used to work the Scottish Isles for Calmac? Quite small for a ferry. About the same dimensions as an OPV. Close coastal waters in shallows like that are not a good environment for ships like that in a storm.
Straits Ferries now Blueridge was then a small privately owned startup low cost alternative to the larger Interislander operation owned by NZ Rail a state owned enterprise. The Cook Strait in a tropical cyclone is not a great environment for any ship to be honest especially around the entrance to Wellington harbour in an easterly and where the Pacific current and the Tasman current meet. That same day as the photo was taken a 15000 tonne Korean vessel ran aground further up the East Coast in Gisborne.