A Port of Auckland pilot boat is under investigation after the death of a swimmer off Auckland's North Shore.
The swimmer went missing off Narrow Neck Beach on Thursday and his body was found yesterday.
Its chief executive, Tony Gibson, said he was extremely upset that a port boat might be involved in the death.
"I understand the pain this will have caused and I offer the family and friends of the swimmer my deepest sympathies for their tragic loss."
Mr Gibson said the port was cooperating with the police inquiry into the death.