Marine MO-2019-201

The accident vessel - the Discovery 2
The accident vessel - the Discovery 2 [TAIC photo]
Jet boat, collision with rock face, Skippers Canyon, Queenstown, 23 February 2019
Status: Current
Occurrence Date: 
23 February 2019
Circumstances reported to date are that a commercial jet boat conveying nine people crashed about half way through a 30-minute trip. At least one was reported as having serious injuries. A helicopter evacuated the nine persons to hospital. The level of damage to the boat was unknown at the time of reporting. [As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings.]
Location: 
Skippers Canyon, Queenstown (-44.8896,168.6760) [may be approximate]