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COASTGUARD   WHANGAMATA   CALLOUTS DECEMBER  2017.

January 5, 2018

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

 

 

06 Dec.            Police tasking of CRV GJ Gardner Ranger to attend the scene of an overseas visitor in difficulty  near the Otahu Estuary. En route CRV GJ Gardner Ranger and other responders were stood down with the news the swimmer had been assisted ashore.

                        Total Coastguard man-hours 4 hrs

 

10 Dec.            Yacht 13.7m. Engine starter motor failure. 2 POB. Under sail from Fiji and off Onemana. Requested assistance to clear the Whangamata entrance. CRV GJ Gardner Ranger responded and met the yacht outside the entrance, rafted up alongside and delivered the yacht to a marina berth.

                        Total Coastguard man-hours 11 hrs

 

13 Dec.            Coastguard Whangamata Duty Officer advised of 2 persons in a kayak at Donut Island unable to return safely due to inclement weather. CG Duty Officer contacted the Whangamata Surf Club who launched an IRB and assisted the kayakers safely back to shore.

                        Total Coastguard man-hours 1 hr.

 

16 Dec.            Powerboat 5m.   2 POB.  Fuel problem. Near Donut Island.  The Coastguard Whangamata Duty Officer  received a phone call for assistance.  A Coastguard Whangamata member with mechanical expertise talked through and resolved the problem with the skipper. The power-boat was then able to return under own power to Whangamata harbour.

                        Total Coastguard man-hours 1 hr.    

 

16 Dec.            Yacht 9m. 3 POB. Engine failure. In transit from Tauranga to Whitianga. Due to the late afternoon time the skipper requested assistance to clear the Whangamata entrance and to the Visitors mooring. CRV GJ Gardner Rescue responded, met the yacht off Mataora Bay and tow assisted the yacht to the Visitors mooring.

                        Total Coastguard man-hours 20 hrs.

 

27 Dec.            Coastguard Whangamata, NZ Police, Fire Service and St John Ambulance services were advised of a vessel on fire at the Whangamata wharf. All services were stood down when nothing found.

                        Total Coastguard man-hours 2 hrs.

 

28 Dec.            Yacht 12m. 3 POB. Engine failure. Requested assistance to clear the Whangamata entrance.   CRV GJ Gardner Ranger responded and met the yacht outside the entrance, rafted up alongside and delivered the yacht to the Whangamata wharf.

                        Total Coastguard man-hours 12 hrs.

 

 

 

 

29 Dec.            Paddle boarder in difficulty. Clark Island Sth end. The Coastguard Whangamata Duty Officer received a call from Coastguard Eastern Region headquarters after advice from Police. Coastguard Whangamata Duty Officer contacted Whangamata Surf Club who launched an IRB and successfully located and assisted the paddle boarder safely ashore.

                        Total Coastguard man-hours 1 hr.

 

29 Dec.            Powerboat 6.4m. 2 POB. Anchor stuck and unretrievable. Near Onemana. Requested assistance but after discussion with the Coastguard Whangamata Duty Officer the situation was resolved.

                        Total Coastguard man-hours 1 hr.

 

29 Dec.            Yacht 8m. 3 POB. Engine failure. 4nm N of Whangamata. Requested assistance to clear the Whangamata entrance. CRV GJ Gardner Ranger responded and met the yacht outside the entrance, rafted up alongside and delivered the yacht to a harbour mooring.           

                        Total Coastguard man-hours 11 hrs.

 

30 Dec.            Powerboat 4m.   3 POB.  Engine failure. Near Terakihi Point. The skipper contacted Coastguard Whangamata of his situation and need of assistance. A Vessel of Opportunity (VoOP) nearby returning to harbour 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 1 hr.    

 

30 Dec.            Powerboat 6.5m. 3 POB. Fuel problem. Near Terakihih Point. CRV GJ Gardner Ranger responded and tow assisted the vessel to the Whangamata boat ramp. 

Total Coastguard man-hours 17 hrs.

 

30 Dec.            Yacht 7m. 2 POB. Engine failure. At Whangamata boat ramp jetty. Requested assistance to marina berth. CRV GJ Gardner Ranger responded and tow assisted the vessel to a marina berth.           

                        Total Coastguard man-hours 6 hrs.

                         

 

 

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