MO-2019-204

Marine chart of Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island
Marine chart of Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island
Passenger vessel Henerata, capsize, Stewart Island, 12 September 2019
Status
Current
Occurrence Date
Jurisdiction
NZ
The 7.5 metre commercial charter vessel Henerata, capsized in strong winds at about 1330 on 12 September near the mouth of Freshwater River, Patterson Inlet, Stewart Island. 7 people were onboard, including the skipper. Rescuers responding to the mayday call found all seven holding on to the upturned hull. Two were later flown to hospital with suspected hypothermia. [As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings.]
Location
Stewart Island (-46.934837,168.082978) [may be approximate]