14 Nov 2008

Tug pulling fishing trawler wreck off Niue reef

6:29 pm on 14 November 2008

A New Zealand based tug is in Niue, making a third attempt to pull a

wrecked fishing boat off the island's fringing reef at Liha Point..

The long liner Jay Belinda ran aground more than a year ago when it was

catching fish for the now mothballed Niue Fish Processing Factory.

Attempts are being made to pull two sections of the Jay Belinda off the

reef and sink them in deep water.

All fuel has been unloaded and there have been no enviromental threats

to the area, which is on the east coat of Niue.