MSA releases report on Clarence


The Maritime Safety Authority has released its report (PDF, 73k) into last year’s fatal canoe accident on the Clarence. The 20-page report summarises the key events, discusses the conditions and contributing factors, and provides opinions and recommendations. One of the recommendations is for commercial (open) canoe operators to adopt the proposed code of practice for adventure tourism, when it becomes available from Qualmark. The NZRCA is considering the report and its recommendations and will discuss the implications with members and clubs. Also see, Girl terrified of river run (temporary link).