Coast­guard looks for spe­cial boat

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A new Coast­guard res­cue boat is a step closer.

Coast­guard Auck­land needs to raise al­most $2 mil­lion for a new ves­sel which it plans to have on the wa­ter by 2014.

The Lot­tery Grants Board has helped it along by do­nat­ing $175,000.

‘‘With the sheer size of the Hau­raki Gulf and the vol­ume of traf­fic you can imag­ine how busy this stretch of wa­ter is and there­fore the many lo­gis­ti­cal chal­lenges we face. As a re­sult our unit re­quires a more spe­cialised type of res­cue ve­hi­cle,’’ unit pres­i­dent Gra­ham Brown says.

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