Kōrero: Ports and harbours

Tragedy on Greymouth bar

Hokitika, Greymouth and Westport – the river ports of the South Island’s West Coast – have always been dangerous for shipping. Even in the late 20th century the bar of the Grey River was claiming lives. This television report tells of the loss of the fishing boat, Craig Ewan, on 2 August 1993. When a 6-metre wave caught the boat, the two crew were flung out and the first mate was drowned. It was not an unusual occurrence: between 1885 and 1993, eight people have been lost when their boats were unsuccessful crossing the bar.

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TVNZ Television New Zealand
Video by Allan Crook

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Gavin McLean, 'Ports and harbours - Types of ports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/5992/tragedy-on-greymouth-bar (accessed 14 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Gavin McLean, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, updated 30 Jul 2015