Marine MO-2018-204

The Dolphin Seeker at the incident site
The Dolphin Seeker at the incident site (diver in water) [Photo: Fullers]
Dolphin Seeker, grounding, Brampton Reef, Oneroa, 27 October 2018
Status: Current
Occurrence Date: 
27 October 2018
Circumstances reported were that the passenger ferry Dolphin Seeker ran aground on Brampton Reef, near Oneroa, in the Bay of Islands. There were 47 passengers and 6 crew on board. The passengers were transferred to other vessels. The ferry received damage to its hull and propellers and was later re-floated and towed to port. [As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings.]
Brampton Reef, Oneroa (-35.2447,174.0976) [may be approximate]