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COASTGUARD   WHANGAMATA   CALLOUTS, October 2017


All assisted vessels and persons on board returned safely to port.

05 Oct. Power-boat. Flat batteries. 2 POB. 4nm SSE of Whangamata. CRV GJ Gardner Ranger assisted with battery jump start and then escorted the underway vessel back to the launching ramp.

Total Coastguard man-hours 10h 50m.

07 Oct. Yacht 11.3m. Engine failure. 2 POB. Under sail from Mayor Island. Requested assistance to clear the Whangamata entrance and thence to Marina berth. CRV GJ Gardner Rescue responded and met the yacht outside the entrance, rafted up and delivered the yacht to its marina berth.

Total Coastguard man-hours 08h.

11 Oct. Yacht 10.6m. Engine failure. 2 POB. . Requested assistance to clear the Whangamata entrance and thence to Marina berth. CRV GJ Gardner Rescue responded and met the yacht outside the entrance, rafted up and delivered the yacht to its marina berth.

Total Coastguard man-hours 10h.

21 Oct. Power-boat 3.6m. 2 POB. Engine failure. 0.6nm ENE of Donut Island. The skipper phoned the Ocean Sports Club to advise of his situation and needing assistance. Ocean Sports Club radioed CG Whangamata on Channel 04 advising the incident. A Vessel of Opportunity (VoOP) nearby at the Pinnacles responded to the radio transmissions and advised that they being of sufficient size and experience offered to assist the target vessel. This was approved and the VoOP located and tow assisted the vessel to the Whangamata boat ramp. A special thankyou to Oban the VoOP for their assistance.

Total Coastguard man-hours 3 hrs.


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