Oceania Marine Bounces Back Post COVID-19
Thanks to the New Zealand Government and their Team of 5 Million, Oceania Marine’s Shipyards are open for business again after the Lockdown and able to offer full refit and repair services. Additionally, Oceania Marine is able to request entry for foreign flagged vessels to come to their yards under protocols just announced which is great news for clients waiting to enter the country.
Although not normal at this point, work has reached surprising levels and once foreign vessels arrive should be back to business as usual. Since opening up the yards Oceania Marine have hauled out a mix of yachts and commercial vessels at North Shipyard and at the Port Whangarei Marine Centre located at South Shipyard. A good example was Island Leader II, a 24M diving and salvage vessel, which hauled out at the Marine Centre for a 5 week refit. As well as general survey work she has spot repairs, antifouling and engineering works completed.
Additional good news, and perhaps most importantly, is that thanks to the Government wage subsidy Oceania Marine has been able to retain its full skilled workforce. As a full service marine provider of protective coatings, engineering, boat building and electrical (just to mention some) this is of vital importance especially as Oceania Marine has been able to retain most of its pre-COVID bookings made for later in the year.