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From,Simon Childerhouse, Ph.D.

Blue Planet Marine, Nelson NZ

Hi Henk,

 Happy to endorse your awesome service.

The Tiama and her Master, Henk Haazen, have been both a stalwart and the preferred supplier to the New Zealand sea lion research programme in the New Zealand sub-Antarctics for the last several years. The very cost-effective yet thoroughly professional service has allowed us to undertake key monitoring and conservation work that would not have been possible without the support of the Tiama. The sea lion team never travels light or simply and the Tiama always finds places for all our tons of equipment and then safely loads and unloads it all on and off remote and challenging sub-Antarctic Islands. The professionalism of the Tiama is reflected in their excellent safety record despite working in some of the most rugged waters of the world. The crew are always positive and solution focused and when things change at the last minute (as they always seem to do), they are able to develop some practical and applied solutions allowing us to get our work done. An excellent vessel with a professional and very friendly crew.

See below for more details in our DOC reports. Links to those are at:

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