Waiheke Marketplace : January 12th 2011
January 12, 2011 15 Years Serving Waiheke Pentacticle Filtration Ministry of Health Certified Quality Assured 1500 gallons & 2200 gallons available WAIHEKE ISLAND A GRADE Waihekes only "fully Tank Level Indicators, Tank Cleaning, Filtration, Euro Cloths, Tank Water Sanitiser, Pool Salt filtered" water supplier 40c per litre Fill your own containers 18L & 15L Cooler bottle refils $5.00 2.5kg and 4kg ice $2.00 $3.00 & Shop: 30 Tahi Rd Ph: 372 3077 Bulk Deliveries Ph: 372 8977 W n r d Wk ' Waiheke's ownc redit card Waiheke s own credit card Apply online at: www.fexipay.co.nz Susan C row Bryan Gartrell ARTATWORK MIAMI 5646AF2 Ph 372 8102 Waiheke's New Bistro BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER (BOOKING ESSENTIAL) Phone +649 372 7197 Coastguard to the rescue By GILL ALCOCK Non-stop new year: Waiheke Coastguard volunteer crew members have been working night and day on callouts, from breakdowns to boat fires. THREE boaties were rescued on Sunday morning when services responded to a mayday call after a vessel sank off Motuihe Island. The 9am call came after the vessel sank rapidly, leaving the occupants in the water unsure of their exact location. Police launch Deodar and Coast- guard rescue vessels from Howick, Auckland and Waiheke were joined by a Fullers ferry and private boaties to search for them. They were located off Motuihe Island. Waiheke Rescue towed the mostly submerged vessel to Half Moon Bay. The emergency was one of many the new 10.2-metre Naiad rigid- hulled inflatable vessel Waiheke Rescue has been handling since the new year. It has only been on active duty since the end of November. Waiheke Coastguard president Rebecca Armstrong says the volun- teer crews have been working non- stop to handle everything from breakdowns to boat fires. January 3 saw the duty boat vol- unteer crew on the water from 10am until 11pm dealing with six emergencies around the Hauraki Gulf. Another mayday call on January 5 saw it out again when a water taxi heading to Matiatia struck rocks off Motuihe Island. The severely injured skipper was flown to Auck- land Hospital, while the badly holed boat was towed by Waiheke Rescue to Half Moon Bay. The crew worked hard to staunch the flow of water into the boat and pumped water out continu- ously with the new diesel salvage pump,'' Ms Armstrong says. A crew was back out again on January 7 at 11pm to find the source of a flare observed off Oneroa Bay. But an extensive search from Matiatia to Hekerua and Sandy bays turned up nothing. Later that night another boat suffered a complete electrical break- down off Rangitoto lighthouse and was left in the middle of the ship- ping lane without navigation lights, torches or flares. Unable to fix the problem, the Waiheke Rescue crew towed the vessel and its young occupants to Takapuna Beach. Within minutes of arriving back at Matiatia at 3am on Saturday, they were called out to deal with a boat that had hit rocks at Moturua, Rabbit Island. The craft had begun to break apart and take on water. The two occupants were rescued and taken to Coromandel with the boat left for the salvage crew. Although having spent an exhausting'' nine-and-a-half hours on the water overnight, the crew was called out again at 4.30pm on Saturday to a boat that had broken down and required a tow to Ken- nedy Point. The new Waiheke Rescue has proved her worth and more than one person's life can be attibuted to this,'' Ms Armstrong says. The volunteers have done a stun- ning job -- it's been a long week.''
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