Cook Strait ferry's propeller found

TESSA JOHNSTONE
Last updated 09:08 25/11/2013

Relevant offers

Travel Troubles

Passenger films flames shooting out of plane engine Tourism exec unhappy about Ebola reports Malaysia Airlines flight turns around Fog envelops Auckland, delays flights Qantas policy leaves passenger out of pocket Dear [insert name], Qantas 'fobs off' complaint Boeing employees are scared to fly their own planes Lufthansa cancels 140 flights in pilots' strike Fog disrupts flights in Christchurch Lufthansa pilots to strike

The six-tonne propeller which fell off the interisland ferry Aratere has been found in the Cook Strait.

The propeller was found at a depth of about 130m yesterday, and Kiwirail spokeswoman Sophie Lee said the company would now work through options for retrieval.

Scanning equipment was used to locate the propeller, thought to be about two nautical miles (3.7km) outside Tory Channel, where it was lost on November 5.

Further information would be available later today, Lee said.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content