CoastguardMana Saving Lives at Sea

Search for empty vessel

Posted by Mark Presling
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Operation Details
Wed, 09/11/2022 - 20:00 - 23:00
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A member of the public walking along the shore between Titahi Bay and Green Point observed a vessel at anchor a few meters off the shore with nobody on board. A small black fluffy dog was observed swimming from the boat to shore and running around the coastline in a semi frantic state. 
The informant said the vessel was observed empty for 20 minutes and felt like something was wrong.
Te Awarua Rescue responded with a crew to search for the vessel. We searched the entire shoreline from Titahi Bay to a few hundred metres past Open Bay. Nothing was found.
After discussing with Police it was agreed that it was most likely to have been a diver and they had since surfaced and headed home, standing us down.


41° 6' 39.384" S, 174° 48' 42.6384" E
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