Ferry collision in Bay of Islands, NZ

I suspect the inquiry will result in court proceedings against the other vessel. The ferry was constructed of Kauri. A timber no longer available that was popular for boatbuilding because of its straight grain. A beautiful timber to work with, it has a pleasant smell and when using a plane you can set the blade so fine you can almost see through the waste. Many of the old wooden buildings in San Francisco are built of NZ Kauri . It hardens with age and is very durable.
One surviving tree is between 1250 and 2500 years old and is estimated to have 516.7 cu metres of timber (18250 cu ft)


That is interesting to know, both about the ferry and to learn about the Kauri tree: