22 Mar 2022

Former skipper on Enchanter sinking

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 22 March 2022

The search for the last person missing after a fishing charter boat capsized off North Cape on Sunday night will resume this morning.

Four people died and and five were rescued when the "Enchanter" went down.

Weather has improved in the search area with 15 knott northerlies and swells of 1.5 meters and moderate seas, but rain is forecast for later this morning.

The Enchanter was skippered by Lance Goodhew who survived the boating tragedy and has been discharged from hospital in Kaitaia.

One of the boat's former skippers, Phil van Dusschoten spoke to RNZ reporter Jean Edwards.