Whitianga Coastguard

Coastguard Whitianga received a call at 12:30pm yesterday, Monday 29 August that the Mercury Bay Freighter was in trouble and sinking off Devils Point. A local cray boat also responded to the call. The skipper of a 40-foot vessel was rescued by crew on a commercial boat after his vessel struck trouble when travelling from […]

High-spec addition to Coastguard Whitianga fleet made possible by unique partnership with Lotto NZ and Emirates Team NZ. Crew from Coastguard Whitianga have set sail this morning from Auckland, bringing home a brand-new Coastguard Rescue Vessel (CRV) that will play a vital role in keeping boaties safe along the Coromandel’s eastern coastline. Named Takareto, Whitianga’s […]

UPDATE 4:24pm   The boat belonging to a fisherman who has been reported missing near Whangapoua has been located.   At 2pm a private vessel came across the missing boat named Tubby, approximately 24 nautical miles off the coast of Whitianga. No one was located on board and the boat is in the process of […]

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