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COASTGUARD   WHANGAMATA   CALLOUTS


JANUARY 2018. All assisted vessels and persons on board returned safely to port.

02 Jan. Launch 12m. Mechanical failure. 3 P.O.B. South of Slipper Island. CRV GJ Gardner Ranger tow assisted to Whangamata Marina berth.

Total Coastguard man hours 16hrs.

08 Jan. Launch 10m. Mechanical failure. 2 P.O.B. 5nm ESE of Whangamata Entrance. CRV GJ Gardner Ranger tow assisted to Whangamata Marina berth.

Total Coastguard man hours 16hrs.

09 Jan. Power-boat 6m. Mechanical failure. 8nm NNE of Aldermans.

The skipper contacted Coastguard Whangamata of his situation and need of assistance. A Vessel of Opportunity (VoOP) nearby 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 CAROL ANN the VoOP for their assistance.

Total Coastguard man hours 2hrs.

10 Jan. Launch 10m. 2 POB. Engine problem. Home Bay, Slipper Is. The Coastguard Whangamata Duty Officer received a phone call for possible assistance. The Launch owner then contacted a diesel mechanic who resolved the problem. The Launch was then able to continue to its next destination.

Coastguard man-hours 1 hr.


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