1 September, 2017

In Late August early September, the ship yard was battered by a very severe weather system. On Aug 23rd Typhoon Hato swept across the Guangdong Province bringing heavy rain. The Pearl river on which the yard is situated flooded and the yard was under water. Strannik was built in a graving yard (dry dock) this flooded and caused Strannik to float. Fortunately, preparations had been made to launch it and she was strapped to special pontoons and so she simply floated (launched herself … probably sensing my growing impatience) in the graving yard. Fortunately, there was no damage to her or the other vessel in the graving yard.