Story: Engineering on the sea floor

Māui A sinks

Māui A sinks

When Māui A was dropped to the sea floor it proved a momentous occasion. Everything went according to plan – except that the platform sank further than expected, by over 2 metres. The cartoonist Nevile Lodge exaggerates this point. An extra 2 metres was added to the top of the platform once it was in place, raising it above the reach of storm waves.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Paul Fried and others. The story of Maui. Wellington: Maui Development, 1979, p. 125
Cartoon by Nevile Lodge

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Keith Lewis, 'Engineering on the sea floor - Drilling the Māui gas field', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/6643/maui-a-sinks (accessed 22 February 2020)

Story by Keith Lewis, published 12 Jun 2006