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Extreme Limits located

22 September 2004
Extreme Limits located

Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) has confirmed that an RNZAF Orion aircraft has located an overdue fishing vessel.

The 60-foot Extreme Limits was located at 9.10am about 90kms west of Cape Egmont.

All on board are safe and the vessel is expected to return to Mana at about 6pm this evening.

Search Mission Co-ordinator Neville Blakemore says, “We are very happy to have found these guys and to discover that they are safe,”

“Unfortunately this situation could have been avoided or made less complicated if the vessel concerned had of maintained at least daily contact with a coastal radio station or its owner.”

ENDS

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