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February 23, 2017

 

COASTGUARD   WHANGAMATA   CALLOUTS

 

December 2016           All assisted vessels and persons on board returned safely                                              to port.

 

03 Dec             Yacht – Engine failed close to 3rd Island. - 1 P.O.B.

                           CRV GJ Gardner Ranger tow assisted to Whangamata marina.

 

17 Dec             Powerboat – Gear failure – South of Alderman Is. - 2 P.O.B.

                          CRV GJ Gardner Ranger tow assisted to Whangamata ramp.

 

18 Dec             Launch – Ran out of fuel – Rabbit Is, Sth of Slipper Is. – 3 P.O.B.

                          CRV GJ Gardner Ranger tow assisted to Whangamata mooring.

 

18 Dec             Powerboat – Fuel problem – Near Whangamata Entrance. – 3                                 P.O.B.  CRV GJ Gardner Ranger tow assisted to Whangamata                                 ramp.

 

25 Dec             Launch – Fuel problem – 7nm East of Slipper Is. – 2 P.O.B.

                           CRV GJ Gardner Ranger tow assisted to Whangamata mooring.

                           Callout from 2145 hrs to 0217 hrs.

 

28 Dec             Overturned Dinghy. – Near Terakihi Point. – 1 P.O.B.

                           CRV GJ Gardner Ranger assisted Surfclub IRB to right dinghy                                  and then tow assist to Whangamata harbour.

 

30 Dec             3 Persons stranded on Te Ananui Beach due to damaged dinghy                                 and unable to return to powerboat with 1 P.O.B anchored                                           offshore. CRV GJ Gardner Ranger stood by while Surfclub IRB                               ferried persons from shore to powerboat. CRV GJ Gardner                                       Ranger then escorted powerboat and dinghy to the Whangamata                             ramp.

 

31 Dec             Powerboat – Battery problem – Nth of Whiritoa Beach - 2                                       P.O.B.     CRV GJ Gardner Ranger assisted with battery jump                                   start and escorted powerboat back to Whangamata ramp.

 

 

January 2017   All assisted vessels and persons on board returned safely to port.

 

05 Jan              Powerboat – Engine problem – 6nm SE of Whangamata                                            Entrance - 3 P.O.B.    CRV GJ Gardner Ranger tow assisted to                                Whangamata ramp.

 

06 Jan             CRV GJ Gardner Ranger Crew on alert after a phone call from a                               family member with concerns that a vessel at sea had not been in                             contact with them. CRV GJ Gardner Ranger stood down 5                                       minutes later with news that the vessel concerned had reported                                 back to the family member as all being A.O.K.

 

07 Jan             Launch off Whiritoa reported into Police/Coastguard Eastern                                    region by a member of the public with concerns of no movement                              seen on board for 15 hours.   CRV GJ Gardner Ranger tasked to                              investigate.   Launch located. Had overnighted and all on board safe                          and well.

 

07 Jan             Powerboat – Battery problem. – North of Whiritoa – 6 P.O.B.

                         CRV GJ Gardner Ranger took aboard 3 persons and then tow                                   assisted vessel back to Whangamata ramp.

 

25 Jan             Powerboat – Engine failure – 50m line straight out from                                            Whangamata – 5 P.O.B       CRV GJ Gardner Ranger tow assisted                          to Whangamata ramp.

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