I couldn't make it out to the sinking, and missed it leaving the dock for the last time as well, but a colleague of mine managed to take a few pics before it left.
(Pictures by Bryn Lloyd)
One of the people who's shown lots of interest in the ship (and who has been involved with other local scuttling operations, is the appropriately named Marco Zeeman, who managed to get close enough to the sinking to document the event - there's a video of the final moments on the local NZ news site Stuff.co.nz.
I saw the lonely red tugboat return into the Wellington harbour around 4:30pm - red, like the executioner's axe.
- Jack M.