How it works

Keeping you informed

With so much going on in the harbour we’re sure there will be plenty of questions, and we’re here to answer them. Have a browse of the Q&A below. If there’s something new you’d like to ask, please fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you with an answer.

Your questions answered

Fri 14 Sep

Hi, What's the small boat called " Capricorn Alpha"
doing ? Cheers Bruce

Hi Bruce,

The Capricorn Alpha is a 'sweep tug' which is working on the Channel Deepening Project. She tows a large blade along the sea floor to even out the troughs and humps left by the bigger dredge. She also helps scrape off the shallower parts that the big dredge cannot reach.

Wed 12 Sep

Fairway dredge is on route to wellington tonight, any reason why.
Yours Truly

Hi Neville,

Good spotting! Yes, she is off to Wellington to refuel as there is not enough fuel available in Lyttelton. She will be back on Thursday.

Wed 05 Sep

What experts are you working with?

The following experts are involved in the marine mammal aspects of the cruise berth:



Scope of work

Dr Deanna Clements Cawthron Institute Marine Mammals.
Dr Matt Pine Styles Group Marine Mammal Acoustician – acoustic instrumentation, data processing and interpretation.
Darran Humpheson AECOM Underwater Acoustics – modelling of piling noise.

Dr Leonie Andersen/

Dr James Saddler

Vision Environment Ltd Water Quality Monitoring and installation/maintenance of
marine mammal instruments.