MV Dream Weaver Update - Incorrect Media Reports - Auckland
*"MV Dream Weaver Update - Incorrect Media Reports -
Auckland - Auckland City"*
There appears to be confusion
in some media in relation to todays incident involving the
MV Dream Weaver with reports that there was a fire on
Police and coastguard responded after a call that
the vessel was taking on water. There was no danger and
passengers were offloaded without incident and returned to
their vehicles at Westhaven Marina.
Fire service received
a call about an electrical fire on board at 1516hrs, long
after the passengers had been removed and when the vessel
was safely moored. The incidents are not related.
incorrect reporting is of concern in that no confirmation
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
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