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


03 May.          Power-boat. 5.85m. Engine failure. 2 POB. 3nm E of Whangamata Entrance.   CRV GJ Gardner Rescue responded and tow assisted the vessel to the Whangamata ramp. 

Total Coastguard involvement 19 hrs.


03 May.          Launch. 8m. Engine failure. 3 POB. 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 anchorage off Clark island. CRV Gardner Rescue then met and tow assisted the vessel to a Whangamata berth.

A special thankyou to WHITE HERON  the VoOP for their assistance.

Total Coastguard involvement 6hrs.


06 May           Yacht. 18.6m. Engine failure. 1 POB. Near Whangamata Entrance.

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

Total Coastguard involvement 8 hrs.

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