Father questions late start to trawler Returner search

Chad Fairley on June 13, 2015.Picture: FacebookAs a huge air, sea and land search yesterday again failed to find any sign of the 13m trawler Returner, Alan Fairley questioned why it had taken so long for Fisheries to act on signs the boat’s responder had stopped working. After revelations that a transponder installed by Fisheries to monitor where the vessel went had deactivated about 1am on Saturday, the department stressed the device was for compliance rather than safety purposes. Read the rest here 23:02

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