MO-2022-206

Capsize of charter vessel, Goose Bay, Kaikōura
Status
Current
Occurrence Date
Jurisdiction
NZ
The reported circumstances were that the fishing charter vessel I-Catcher was on a chartered trip with the skipper and a number of passengers when the vessel capsized due to an undetermined event near Goose Bay just south of Kaikōura. The rescue operation included 3 rescue helicopters, coastguard and other nearby vessels.

Six persons including the skipper were reported to have survived. At time of opening the inquiry, an unconfirmed number of the remaining passengers were understood to have died in the accident. The capsized vessel was later retrieved by the Coastguard and towed to shore.

[As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings].
Location
Goose Bay, south of Kaikōura