Walara-K Search & Rescue Update

7 March 2007, 8:45am

The Walara-K crew have been spotted floating in a liferaft by the Phillips Rescue Trust fixed-wing aircraft.

Radios are being dropped to the crew in the liferaft so that they can communicate with the Royal New Zealand Airforce P3 Orion.

A container vessel is about 25 miles away (about 1.5hrs from area). Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand is asking for their assistance.

Sea conditions are calm.

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