CoastguardMana Saving Lives at Sea



Divers stranded in broken down vessel

Posted by Mark Presling
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Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Tue, 03/09/2013 - 17:55 - 20:30
Operation Type: 
SAROP Cat 1
People Assisted: 
3
Total Volunteer Hours: 
12

A small vessel broke down near Mana Island with 3 people on board.The men had been diving about 1km off Mana Island, north of Porirua, and had been due back at 6pm.

At 5pm they realised they had a fuel problem and were unable to start the motor so called emergency services who called out Coastguard Mana. They were able to alert rescuers to their location by text message and flashed a torch to Trust Porirua Rescue when near to show their location.

The vessel and it's occupants were safely towed back to land by Coastguard Mana at 8:15pm.

Location

41° 5' 7.0008" S, 174° 48' 37.0008" E
Vessel Details
Length: 
5.0m
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