Watch Rory Allen’s great time lapse of the Japanese trawler during its short visit at Clifton’s first beach.
Who would have thought that the infamous Japanese trawler which ran aground at Clifton’s first beach would create such a photographic hot-spot during it’s week long visit? We received a lot of great photography submissions from the community, and featured Kyle Mijlof’s shots last week, but we’re not done yet – here’s one last amazing work that we just had to share – Rory Allen’s awesome time lapse of the stranded trawler:
In Rory’s words:
What was supposed to be a single time lapse of the ship getting pulled out, ended up turning into a four day documentation of the entire event.
There were three attempts to pull the ship out, two of them failing with the rope snapping and the third being a success. The diesel on the Japanese trawler, which was also carrying fish, had to be pumped into a bladder on the beach to decrease its weight, making it easier to pull out. It ended up being quite a lengthy operation involving teams of specialised staff to operate and to offload machinery, and to coordinate the event.
The diesel was offloaded, a stronger towing point was welded to the rear of the ship and she was pulled out at high tide on Friday the 18th May 2012.