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Fishing boat grounded at Greymouth

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 28/05/2017

<p>a file. photo of a fishing boat</p> © Getty Images

a file. photo of a fishing boat

The three crew members of a small fishing boat are safe and well after their vessel ran aground on a Greymouth beach while attempting the entrance to the Greymouth River.

The Kutere's skipper sent out a mayday early on Monday, saying the vessel was heading towards Cobden Beach, north of Greymouth.

He later radioed, saying the boat had run aground but all aboard were safe but cold and shaken.

"Ambulance were called and patients were treated at the scene briefly," police said in a statement.

The 16.5-metre Kutere was in one piece and there was no evidence of any oil or diesel spill, a Maritime NZ spokesman says.

They will be investigating how the boat ran ashore.

The Greymouth bar is considered one of the more dangerous in the country.

Nicholas Eklund died in 2013 when his trawler Lady Anna capsized on the bar and between 1885 and 1993 eight people died in similar incidents.

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