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Written by Northland Regional Council   
Wednesday, 07 September 2011
Regional council staff Peter Thomas (left) and Neels van Tonder recover part of the remains of the shipwreck ‘Susila’ from the sea off Church Bay, Tutukaka.

Northland Regional Council staff have removed the remains of a ferrocement yacht which ran aground and sank off Church Bay, Tutukaka, several years ago after concerns from local residents that it was becoming a hazard.

The roughly 12-metre long ‘Susila’ ran aground at Church Bay in July 2007 when its anchor failed in bad weather.

The regional council’s Deputy Harbourmaster, Chidambaram Surendran, says the vessel’s owner subsequently removed some of the debris from it, but a large portion of its hull remained partially submerged and unrecovered.

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