New Zealand: Abandoned shipwreck finally removed from East Coast beach

An abandoned boat that proved a thorn in the side of both Gisborne District Council and the police has finally been removed from a remote East Coast beach – six months after it washed ashore. However the owner remained elusive, meaning the council has been left with an invoice of over $10,000 for the clean-up. On 9 April, the former fishing trawler San Rosa was abandoned at sea after its three crew members were winched to safety by helicopter. The boat was recently purchased in Tauranga and was just two days into its maiden voyage with its new owners when it ran into difficulty. Photos, >click to read< 09:14

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