Photograph by John J. Gray
The Wahine lying on her side and partially submerged in Wellington harbour, a few days after the disaster of 10th April 1968. (from www.thewahine.co.nz)

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On 10 April 1968 the inter-island ferry WAHINE was lost at the entrance to Wellington Harbour during a fierce storm. 53 people died as a result of the accident – 51 that day, 1 a few weeks later, and another in 1990 from injuries sustained in the accident. <The Wahine Disaster>

On 10 April 2018, a memorial service to mark the 50th anniversary of the loss of TEV WAHINE was held at the Seafarers Centre in Auckland. The service commenced at 11.30am.

<Report and photographs of the service>

 

Photograph (c) N.Kirby from www.nzcoastalshipping.com

On 13 June 1968, the Northern Steam Ship Company’s 739-ton coaster Maranui sank east of Coromandel Peninsula when her cargo of bulk wheat shifted during a severe storm. Nine of the crew of 15 were lost. <Maranui Sinks>

On 13 June 2018, a memorial service to mark the 50th anniversary of the loss of MV MARANUI will be held at the Seafarers Centre in Auckland. The service will commence at 11.30am.

All are welcome at these services.