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‘High-level alarm’ could have alerted three fishermen on board ill-fated FV Jubilee

The deaths of three men on board fishing trawler FV Jubilee could have been prevented if not for “missing checks in the system”, a report has found. Terry Donald Booth, 55, of the Nelson area, Paul Russell Bennett, 35, of Motueka, and Jared Reese Husband, 47, of Timaru, died on the Ocean Fisheries trawler when it sank off the Canterbury coast on October 18, 2015. The fishermen issued a mayday at 4.20am, when they were about 22 kilometres from the Rakaia River mouth. They never made it to their liferaft. A Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) report, published on Thursday, found it was likely that flooding of the fish hold was the main factor contributing to the vessel’s sinking. It was possible the cause of the flooding was water from a deck wash hose that had been left running through an open hatch. click here to read the story 21:46

Bodies confirmed as missing fishermen of the Fishing Vessel Jubilee

The three bodies pulled from a Canterbury shipwreck have been confirmed as the missing fishermen from FV Jubilee. Canterbury police search and rescuers said the men were understood to be on board at the time the ship sank. The men had been missing since they sent out a distress signal on October 18 after they were caught in a brutal storm. Fishermen Jared Reese Husband, Paul Russell Bennett and Terry Donald Booth were on board. Inspector Craig McKay said it was a “exceptional result” to be able to return the missing men to their families. Read the rest here 11:18