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Maritime NZ Responds to Mayday Call from Singaporean Cargo Vessel Shiling

Friday 12 May 2023, 12:17PM

By Maritime New Zealand

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Maritime NZ’s RCCNZ is responding to a Mayday request from the Singaporean cargo vessel the Shiling.

It put out the Mayday call about 11 am, 12 May. It initially put a request through for assistance at 8.27 am.

The vessel is situated 22 nautical miles North North-West of Farewell Spit.

RCCNZ is communicating with the vessel.

An ocean going tug out of Taranaki has dispatched to tow the vessel to a safe location. It is expected to be on at the location of the Shiling by 4 PM, 12 May (today).

Due to where the vessel is, there is no risk of it running aground prior to the arrival of the ocean going tug.

There is 24 crew on-board.

Maritime NZ’s Rescue Coordination Centre NZ has placed assets from NZ Police, Coastguard, and St John Airdesk on standby and will be tasking the assets as required.