Port Services

  • A team of highly qualified and skilled mariners
  • The dredger "Kawatiri" dredges the Buller River and bar and outport dredging is also offered. The "Kawatiri" has in recent years undertaken regular work at Nelson, and also performed work at Greymouth and Gisborne in the past. 


Please contact us for any queries regarding outport dredging. 

Kawatiri Specifications
Trailing Suction + Grab
Twin Screw
Length 55m
915 Gross Tons
Bow Thruster 200 BHP
Hopper Capacity 635m3
Dredging Depth 10.5m CD, Grab Depth 15m CD
Loaded Draft 4.1m

  • Multi-purpose vessel – tug/pilot “Bob Gower”
  • Berthing for fishing and leisure vessels.  
  • Fresh water, power, and waste oil are available.  Please click here for the Westport Harbour Information pack.
  • Cement shipping facilities
  • Coal handling, shipping and storage facilities
  • Slipway.  Please click here for application form (complete and send to the Harbourmaster)
  • Crew and store transfers
  • 20,000 sqm storage area
  • Terms & Conditions 
  • Fees and charges