Crew member missing
A Sealord crew member is missing and a search is under way in the Pacific Ocean near the coast off Cape Palliser. The crew member did not report for duty on one of the company’s fishing vessels, the Otakou, yesterday morning. A ‘‘full muster’’ was conducted to confirm he was missing before a search began and authorities were notified, Sealord said. A Rescue Co-ordination Centre New Zealand spokesman said it was notified about 11.30am, and the man might have been in the water up to 50 minutes before that.