Fishing boat report identified lack of safety gear

Date: 1/10/2005

A report into a fishing boat fire north of New Zealand shows it did not have any fire alarms on board or a sprinkler system. The San Rochelle’s crew had to abandon ship off Cape Reinga after it became engulfed in flames. A Transport Accident Investigation Commission report says the three crew had to escape in a life raft and the boat sank.

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