Governor search again thwarted

By Viv Logie of the Greymouth Star

The Governor fishing vessel. Photo / supplied
The Governor fishing vessel. Photo / supplied

Bad weather continues to thwart navy and police dive squads in their bid to explore the wreckage of the Governor fishing boat, which sank on September 15, off Fiordland.

The two fishermen on-board at the time, Kevin Cosgrove, 60, of Dobson, and Nirvana Reynolds, 16, of Blackball, have not been found.

Western Southland police sub area commander Senior Sergeant Cynthia Fairley said plans to visit the site on Saturday were cancelled due to bad weather and the closure of the Milford Sound road.

Police intend to reassess their plans once the weather clears, but that could be a while off as forecasts in the area are bad over the next few days.

When the dive squads was last at the site they were not able to undertake a complete search of the vessel, which lies 50m down on the sea bottom.

"The aim of a further search is to confirm that the men are not located inside the wreckage and to gather further information for a coronial court hearing," Mrs Fairley said.

- The Greymouth Star

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