Little piece of gold tradition in $6m boat build

Construction of a new $6 million fishing vessel in Nelson is well underway, with a keel laying ceremony held in line with tradition. The $6 million longline fishing vessel Te Runanga is being built for Westfleet by Nelson-based Aimex Service Group. Newly appointed Aimex general manager Andy Smith said that following tradition a ceremony was held this month to place a gold coin under the keel to keep everybody involved with the vessel safe, from during construction to when it was at sea. The “massive” steel keel block was lowered onto the coin. >click to read< 08:10

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