A synopsis of Tiama expeditions

Oct-23-2017
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The Big Voyage to the Arctic. A fantastic 12000 miles  voyage half way around the world  from Auckland to Amsterdam via the North West Passage, carried over 5 months. from 14 may to 10 october 2017. Bringing Tiama to the Northern Hemisphere to start working  in Arctic waters.   Tiama carried out this voyage as if  [ Read More ]

Mar-31-2017
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  We have been steadily working our trade as a logistical support vessel for science, film and tourist  trips into the Southern ocean these last few years, for the record over the last 16 years we have done more then 170 Round trips to the Sub Antarctic islands and the Antarctic, the duration of each  [ Read More ]

Jun-10-2015
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We have had the busiest Souther summer season to date,  working with 2 BBC film crews in the sub-Antarctic to  film the mating ritual of the Bullers Albatross when the couple first meet after not seeing each other for a year at sea plus the extreme sight and noise of thousands of small  Sooty Sheer  [ Read More ]

Sep-9-2014
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The most fascinating trip of this season was spending a month in the middle of winter 2014 in NW BayCampbell island as support vessel to a NIWA  Souther Right whale research program, this population had not been studied for 25 years, we managed to obtain lots of identification photographs combined  with 24 biopsy samples greatly  [ Read More ]

Sep-9-2014
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More good work in the NZ Sub Antarctic including follow up work with 2 dogs the check up on  the rateradication  and re-introduction of the Teal on Campbell island, the dogs did not mind the sea travel to much as long as they had somebody to play with, and made themselves at home onboard, this  [ Read More ]

May-26-2012
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A big season behind us, another 11 voyages to the various NZ Sub Antarctic islands, mostly research support trips including a voyage to the Antipode and Bounty islands to do a penguin count and a Salvins albatross count on the Bounty islands, the latter are very remote and not visited much, they are also called  [ Read More ]

Nov-4-2011
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A busy southern summer season  in the Sub Antarctic  10 departures and returns from NZmost souther port, Bluff. lots of interesting trips including the regular Albatross  research support voyages for the NZ National institute of Water and Atmosphere (NIWA) and providing logistics support for a voyage  to Campbell island for  the biology department of the University of Otago. We also undertook a 2 week voyage to the Auckland islands undertaking  [ Read More ]

Jun-2-2010
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  We had another  long and intersting  season working in the NZ Sub Antarctic, starting with 20 day charter to the Snares working with the Salvins albatross  and then a one month long survey of the Auckland islands looking for yellow Eyed Penguins, this was the fist time such a  survey was carried out, the Auckland islands are the last bastion for these endangered species  this was early  [ Read More ]

May-26-2010
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Back to the  NZ sub Antarctic for another  series of 12 science, research  and logistical support  voyages for the NZ Dep of Conservation and the National institute of Water and Atmosphere.It has been a good summer with Tiama and her crew working hard but also having fun, and lots of interesting work being done by  [ Read More ]

Jul-17-2007
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This Summer we have been working out of the friendly port of Bluff, NZ southern most port, for 12 separate voyages into the Southern Ocean, including 2 voyages to Macquarie for the BBC

Sep-17-2006
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Tiama has had another busy summer working in the Sub Antarctic islands. Twelve separate expeditions over a seven month period.

Sep-17-2005
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Tiama spent 6 months working out of the Port of Bluff as support vessel for 6 scientific expeditions, including on memorial, 5 week expedition to the Balleny islands in the Antarctic.

Jul-14-2005
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Tiama’s skipper Henk Haazen spend 6 weeks as the mate on the 73 foot expedition sailing vessel Pelagic Australia in an attempt to sail true the North west Passage over the Top of Canada and Alaska from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, due to unusual heavy Ice conditions we had to turn back half way true, it was a scouting mission, laying the ground work to take Tiama through this passage in the near future.

Nov-14-2004
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We spend another fascinating 6 months working in the NZ sub Antarctic islands visiting all of the 4 NZ Sub Antarctic islands at least once most of them 2 or 3 times.

Oct-14-2004
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October 2004 We joined with the NZ Coastguard and the Uk based Royal yachting association setting up “The Coastal and Offshore Sailing School”

Dec-14-2003
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Tiama spent 4 months working for the New Zealand department of Conservation carrying out a variety of tasks in support of their conservation and research programs, including being the main support vessel for an unprecedented 2 week long research dive operation in the Auckland islands.

Apr-14-2003
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Tiama Sailed from NZ to Papua New Guinea and worked there for 3 months on the Fly and Bamu river, working for the Greenpeace forest campaign on invitation of the local land owners to try stop illegal logging operations on there Tribal lands by Malaysian logging companies. We sailed 1200 miles on the rivers penetrating deep into the remaining PNG rainforest.

Jan-14-2003
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Working as support vessel for a Historic Heritage survey of the Auckland islands (NZ Sub Antarctic) working for the New Zealand department of conservation.

Apr-14-2002
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September Tiama participated in another Peace flotilla against MOX Plutonium fuel transports true the Pacific and in the Irish sea. spending the last month in the Fiji islands.

Jan-14-2002
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Tiama spend the southern summer working amongst the New Zealand sub Antarctic islands as support vessel for kayaking and photographic expeditions.

Dec-14-2000
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Tiama sailed from Australia to participate in a peace flotilla against plutonium fuel shipments through the Pacific. Tiama was one of 8 sailing boats from New Zealand and Australia sailing out into the mid Tasman in February 2001 to form a symbolic chain of protest and to promote a nuclear free Tasman. This was followed by a months tour to key southern ports of Australia for Greenpeace.

Dec-14-1999
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  A 1-month charter to the sub Antarctic Antipode Islands south of New Zealand, filming the first sunrise of the new Millenium and broadcasting it with an Inmarsat B directly onto the Internet sending a message to 60.000 people as the first rays of the sun hit the decks.

Aug-14-1999
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A 3 month charter along the Great Barrier Reef in Australia starting from Cairns to Sydney, diving, underwater filming, and campaigning against a new shale oil development on the edge of the World Heritage site.

Jun-14-1999
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A 7 week, 7200 mile voyage from Puerto Montt, Chile to Cairns, Australia across the Pacific with short stops at Easter Island, Pitcairn Island, Cook Islands, and Fiji.

Feb-20-1999
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A 32 day long charter through the intricate and remote Chilean channels from Cape Horn to Puerto Montt.

Feb-14-1999
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February 1999 – 5 week charter from Ushuaia to the Antarctic Peninsula, acting as a logistics support vessel for the Young Australian Antarctic Expedition during their successful attempt to climb Pilchner Peak in the Antarctic Peninsula.

Nov-14-1998
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A 32-day 5000-mile non-stop charter across the Southern Ocean from NZ to Ushuaia, Argentina, rounding Cape Horn.

Aug-11-1998
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Skipper Henk Haazen and family - including Tiama

Two week ocean trial to the remote NZ Kermadec Island group acting as a support vessel to collect geological samples for the Auckland Museum.

Jun-30-1997
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The big day, after a 7 year building process, Tiama is Launched at Orama’s Marina in Auckland, about 150 well wishers were present, including my mother who spoke some nice words and broke a bottle of bubbly over the bow, may she sail safely and happily,  

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