An Indonesian man has been killed on a fishing vessel in New
Zealand territorial waters.
Maritime New Zealand spokesman Steve Rendle said the accident
occurred on a Korean flagged vessel yesterday when a trawl
net was being pulled aboard.
The accident occurred 65 nautical miles (120km) north of the
Auckland Islands; 380 nautical miles (703km) south of Bluff,
Maritime NZ were notified of the death around 7pm, Mr Rendle
said. Police had been informed.
The vessel was due to arrive in Bluff this afternoon where it
would be met by police staff and Maritime NZ representatives.
- Brendan Manning of APNZ