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Spare a thought for my sons mate who is currently living aboard a rig tender/supply vessel off the taranaki coast .

apparently they are getting swells of 6 metres plus and its “not too bad” ! 

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On 12/04/2020 at 3:15 PM, Black Panther said:

Everyone here has converged on the one spot that offers best protection feon northerlies. I count 18 boats.

Hope you’re v well sheltered (from the SW) today - it’s blowing 50kts here in the city. I’m half expecting some trees down and power hiccups...

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So, we've been anchored in Mahurangi for nearly a month.  At some stage we will need to fill up with water, which I can do easily at Gulf Harbour.  I don't want to take up valuable police time so I think I should ask someone for permission for the obviously perilous trip through Tiri Channel.  But who?  Harbourmaster actually has authority I think?  Coastguard (prefer not to ask them anything too difficult)? Police? Maritime New Zealand? (joking)

Does anyone know or are we all guessing?

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6 hours ago, Dtwo said:

So, we've been anchored in Mahurangi for nearly a month.  At some stage we will need to fill up with water, which I can do easily at Gulf Harbour.  I don't want to take up valuable police time so I think I should ask someone for permission for the obviously perilous trip through Tiri Channel.  But who?  Harbourmaster actually has authority I think?  Coastguard (prefer not to ask them anything too difficult)? Police? Maritime New Zealand? (joking)

Does anyone know or are we all guessing?

I would talk to both HM and Police Maritime unit. After you have filled with water they may put restrictions on how far you can then go (nearest safe anchorage). I have heard reports that those coming back from the barrier are not allowed to go out again.

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8 hours ago, Dtwo said:

So, we've been anchored in Mahurangi for nearly a month.  At some stage we will need to fill up with water, which I can do easily at Gulf Harbour.  I don't want to take up valuable police time so I think I should ask someone for permission for the obviously perilous trip through Tiri Channel.  But who?  Harbourmaster actually has authority I think?  Coastguard (prefer not to ask them anything too difficult)? Police? Maritime New Zealand? (joking)

Does anyone know or are we all guessing?

Maritime police. email or phone. pm me if you need the #. 

They are happy to answer questions like this.

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8 minutes ago, Winter said:

Maritime police. email or phone. pm me if you need the #. 

They are happy to answer questions like this.

Agree with Winter on this - we had a issue the other day and the Maritime Police were reasonable and helpful.

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Several hundred offshore cruisers in the Eastern Pacific worried they will need to escape cyclone season come October November. 

But this years class won't be leaving. So pressure on facilities  even if they are allowed in  .

Im sure a lot of marine businesses in the north will want them here.

 

 

 

Also another report of a boat literally wandering western Indian Ocean and Red sea trying to find a place to go.

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4 hours ago, bigal.nz said:

I would talk to both HM and Police Maritime unit. After you have filled with water they may put restrictions on how far you can then go (nearest safe anchorage). I have heard reports that those coming back from the barrier are not allowed to go out again.

Good point, I don't want to spend the next month tied up to the fuel dock in GH!

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