Inga 1952

Inga 1952

INGA, fishing vessel: On December 16, 1952, while a search was being made for crayfish pots shifted by the tide, the Inga got too close inshore and a heavy sea lifted her on to a submerged rock at Codfish Island, off Stewart Island. The vessel was badly holed and had to be beached, the tide then being low. The Inga did not carry a dinghy and the two crew members, Messrs. G. Hampstead and S. R. Boyes, had to walk a considerable distance before being picked up by the dinghy of another’fishing vessel. When they returned to the scene two days later, it was found that the in¬coming tide and a heavy swell had wrecked the Inga, which became a total loss.