19 January 2016

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council can confirm that there has not been any oily debris found on the Whakatāne coast from yesterday's fire on board the White Island Tour vessel PeeJayV.

There are several areas where charcoaled debris has been found, and images outlining these are shown below.

The Regional Council, in collaboration with the Department of Conservation and Ngāti Awa, will continue to monitor the coastline over the next few days.

line of charcoal at hightide line media pile of debris Investigating the extent of the debris along Coastlands Representatives in meeting

Map showing areas of search and where debris found