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JANUARY 2019    CALLOUTS


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

01 Jan. Power-boat. 5.8m. No key start. 1 POB. Whiritoa.

CRV GJ Gardner Rescue responded and tow assisted the vessel to the Whangamata boat ramp.

Total Coastguard involvement 6 hrs.

01 Jan. Power-boat. 7m. Engine failure. 3 POB. Whiritoa.

CRV GJ Gardner Rescue responded and tow assisted the vessel to the Whangamata boat ramp.

Total Coastguard involvement 8 hrs.

02 Jan. Launch. 11.5m. Fuel problem. 1 POB. Near Slipper Island.

CRV GJ Gardner Rescue responded and tow assisted the vessel to a Whangamata mooring.

Total Coastguard involvement 20 hrs.

02 Jan. Power-boat. 7.5m. No electrics. 5 POB. 2nm S of Whangamata Entrance.

CRV GJ Gardner Rescue responded and jump-started the vessel. Then escorted the vessel to the Whangamata boat ramp.

Total Coastguard involvement 16 hrs.

02 Jan. Power-boat. 6.5m. Engine overheating. 3 POB. 6nm SSE of Whangamata Entrance.

CRV GJ Gardner Rescue responded and tow assisted the vessel to the Whangamata boat ramp.

Total Coastguard involvement 7 hrs.

03 Jan. Power-boat. 7.3m. Damaged propeller. 3 POB. Near Haumanga Bay.

CRV GJ Gardner Rescue responded and tow assisted the vessel to the Whangamata boat ramp.

Total Coastguard involvement 14 hrs.

03 Jan. Personal Water Craft. Rope entangled around propeller. 2 POB. Beached N Terakihi Pt.

CRV GJ Gardner Rescue responded and with assistance from a Whangamata Surfclub IRB crew, freed the rope. The PWC was then escorted back to the Whangamata boat ramp.

Total Coastguard involvement 7 hrs.

05 Jan. Power-boat. 7.5m. Fuel blockage. 3 POB. Near Clark Island.

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 involvement 1hr.

08 Jan. Launch. 11.3m. Engine smoke alarm. 4 POB. Near Whangamata harbour entrance..

CRV GJ Gardner Rescue responded and tow assisted the vessel to a Whangamata marina berth.

Total Coastguard involvement 11 hrs.

11 Jan. Launch. 11m. Fuel problem. 4 POB. Near Terakihi Point.

CRV GJ Gardner Rescue responded and tow assisted the vessel to a Whangamata mooring.

Total Coastguard involvement 18 hrs.

15 Jan. Power-boat. 6.5m. Engine problem. 2 POB. Slipper island.

CRV GJ Gardner Rescue responded and tow assisted the vessel to the Whangamata boat ramp.

Total Coastguard involvement 12 hrs.

17 Jan. Power-boat. 6.m. No electrics. 2 POB. Near Wharekawa entrance.

CRV GJ Gardner Rescue responded and tow assisted the vessel to the Whangamata boat ramp.

Total Coastguard involvement 11 hrs.

19 Jan. Power-boat. 6.m. Fuel issue. 4 POB. Near Green Island.

CRV GJ Gardner Rescue responded and tow assisted the vessel to the Whangamata boat ramp.

Total Coastguard involvement 6 hrs.

28 Jan. Power-boat. 7.3m. Hydraulics failure. 6 POB. Slipper Island.

CRV GJ Gardner Rescue responded and tow assisted the vessel to the Whangamata boat ramp.

Total Coastguard involvement 14 hrs.

28 Jan. Launch. 9m. Fuel issue. 6 POB. Terakihi Point.

CRV GJ Gardner Rescue responded and tow assisted the vessel to a Whangamata marina berth.

Total Coastguard involvement 10 hrs.

30 Jan. Yacht. 7.5m. Engine problem. 1 POB. Sailed to entrance and then required assistance to enter Whangamata harbour. CRV GJ Gardner Rescue responded and tow assisted the vessel to a harbour visitors mooring.

Total Coastguard involvement 6 hrs.


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