The fishing vessel Jay Patricia ran aground just of the beach near the mouth of the Waipaoa River, New Zealand. The long-liner was returning to Gisborne after a fishing trip when it became stuck on a sandbar. Reports state the Jay Patricia will be pulled free on the next high tide by a harbour tug. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 18 meter long, 48 ton trawler Philip V went aground near the mouth of the Waiapu River, Gisborne, New Zealand. The Philip V rests high and dry listing 30 degrees. The trawler will require the assistance of a tug to be refloated on the next high tide. The two crew men were uninjured and no signs of damage to the vessel. Authorities have booms and absorption pads on site in case any fuel spill.