CoastguardMana Saving Lives at Sea

Southerly Storm Mooring Lines

Posted by Mark Presling
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Thu, 13/07/2017 - 12:15 - 15:00
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CG Operation (good samaritan)
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Day 2 of a major southerly storm in Wellington took it's toll on vessels moored in the channel. We initially received a callout from Police to assist a 15m catamaran who's mooring lines had broken in the main channel. Police ended up putting their own small boat in the water and assisted him.

Coastguard Mana then continued on and assessed other moored vessels, finding 2 with broken bow lines. One large launch had a secondary line that was holding the vessel on the mooring, but it was very small so we added a new line to it to hold in the 50kt+ wind gusts.

The second vessel had severed it's mooring lines (2x) on the pole moorings and had swung around onto the boat behind it. We attached a line to the bow and pulled it around into the wind and attached two new bow lines to the pole.

All together we were out on the water for about 2 hours assessing and fixing up mooring lines.


41° 6' 22.9032" S, 174° 51' 33.0732" E
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