15 Apr 2016

Electronically-Assisted Groundings - Dave Duncan

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:16 pm on 15 April 2016

A 12 metre long launch has been returned to Tauranga marina "mostly" in one piece this morning after becoming a victim of what's known as "electronically assisted grounding" - basically a vessel's GPS malfunctioning and convincing the skipper to sail straight into some rocks. The Picton Harbourmaster, Dave Duncan, says it's becoming an increasingly common problem as electronic navigation becomes the norm.