Update #2 MO-2016-201 Passenger vessel fire at sea, off Whakatane

21 Jan 2016

Two Transport Accident Investigation Commission investigators continued their investigations in Whakatane today (20 Jan), which included interviews with the crew of the PeeJay V and local Coast Guard personnel involved in the rescue operation.

They also viewed video footage and photographs taken during the rescue operation.

Debris washed up on the beach from the charter boat was also documented for later assessment. The investigators will continue their work in Whakatane tomorrow.

No decision has been made (or is imminent) on recovering wreckage from the sea floor.