Story: Shipwrecks

Sinking the Rainbow Warrior

Sinking the Rainbow Warrior

On 12 December, 1987, two years after it was blown up in Auckland Harbour, the Rainbow Warrior was scuttled to become a dive site. The boat was sunk off Matauri Bay quite close to the Cavalli Islands, which are in the background of this photograph.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Shipwrecks - Underwater history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7311/sinking-the-rainbow-warrior (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006