Marine MO-2019-204

Marine chart of Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island
Marine chart of Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island
Passenger vessel Henerata, capsize, Stewart Island, 12 September 2019
Status: Current
Occurrence Date: 
12 September 2019
The 7.5 metre commercial charter vessel Henerata, capsized in strong winds at about 1330 on 12 September near the mouth of Freshwater River, Patterson Inlet, Stewart Island. 7 people were onboard, including the skipper. Rescuers responding to the mayday call found all seven holding on to the upturned hull. Two were later flown to hospital with suspected hypothermia. [As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings.]
Location: 
Stewart Island (-46.9348,168.0829) [may be approximate]