1976 Marine radios to be fitted to the ferries

Radios to be fitted to the ferries

The installation of marine radios in the ferries promoted after several mishaps and a ferry grounding in fog.  Under the Ministry of Transport regulations in force at the time, the Auckland Harbour and Waiheke Island ferries were not required to have marine radios fitted.

A spokesman for the Ferry Company was reported as saying that the ferries complied with all survey requirements for passenger craft and the ferries had been operating for many years without mishap.