CoastguardMana Saving Lives at Sea



5m runabout with flat battery then no fuel

Posted by Mark Presling
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Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Mon, 23/01/2012 - 18:15 - 21:30
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
2
Total Volunteer Hours: 
29

A 5m runabout with battery fault was reported to Coastguard Mana as anchored just north of Mana Island.

Located vessel with 2 people on board with PFD's and hand held radio (no flares, no torch, no GPS) drifting almost 4NM north of their reported location.

Initially flat battery - jump started & headed to Paremata boat ramp - motor died opposite Hongeka Bay - run out of fuel - boat taken under tow @ 2025.

Locations

Reported location 41° 4' 29.8236" S, 174° 46' 57.0864" E
Location found 41° 0' 39.996" S, 174° 48' 38.016" E
Vessel Details
Length: 
5.0m
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