1 December, 2017

The day we had all been looking forward to, Strannik was officially launched or floated out of the Dry Dock yard where she had been built. She had been floating within the Dry Dock since early September when the tropical storms brought extensive flooding to the region. (see entry for September 2017) She was moved to a pontoon near the yard so she could be towed to the new yard where she will be finished. There has been some unforeseen delays in completion of Strannik. The Chinese government has evicted the business from its current location (a former communist ship yard) because they want the land for redevelopment. Sea Horse Marine had purchased a new yard nearby. Work on all vessels (there were 5 under construction) has been suspended while the workers shifted all the equipment and relocated the boats to the new yard.