19 Jan 2016

Whakatane - Andrew McRae

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:18 pm on 19 January 2016

A Whakatane tourism company is shocked at the loss one of it's three vessels in a fire at sea - but the good news is no lives were lost and no-one was seriously injured. The Pee Jay 5 was carrying 53-passengers and seven crew when a fire started in its engine room as it returned from a trip to White Island yesterday afternoon. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined. Our reporter Andrew McRae is in Whakatane.