Police wait for boat after man dies on board

BRIDGET RAILTON
Last updated 12:45 06/05/2014

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A head of the fishing company which chartered the vessel where an Indonesian national died on board is heading to Bluff to meet the ship this afternoon.

Northland Deepwater, an Auckland-based fishing company, co-manager Phil Smith is flying to Invercargill to greet the vessel when it arrives at Bluff about 3pm today.

Smith said he had no further details about the incident.

South Korean fishing vessel GOM 379 was fishing in the Southern Ocean near the Auckland Islands when the incident, believed to a be a workplace accident, occurred. It was reported to police yesterday about 7pm.

Invercargill police and maritime authorities would also meet the vessel

An investigation has been launched today into the man's death.

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