22 May Clifton Trawler Time Lapse by Rory Allen
What was supposed to be a single time lapse of the Japanese Trawler being pulled out of it’s temporary spot on Clifton 1st Beach, turned into a four day documentation by Rory Allen.
He says, “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 of May 2012.”
Below is Rory’s previous time lapse film of the trawler and some photographs he took. For more from Rory visit helloiamrory.com.