OCTOBER 2019 CALLOUTS
All assisted vessels and persons on board were returned safely to port.
19 Oct va’a moana (Waka Tahitian) 17.0m. Crew fatigue. 14 POB. 2.5 nm WNW of Alderman Islands.
CRV GJ Gardner Rescue being on station at Mercury Bay in an operational assistance role for the Tuia250 celebration was tasked to locate and provide a tow assist for the vessel. The vessel was located and tow assisted to meet with and transfer the towage to the local Whitianga NZCT Rescue vessel near Castle Is.
Total Whangamata Coastguard involvement 18 hrs.