Police Vessel Karri Lost

Police Vessel Karri struck a submerged rock near Waterhouse Island in Bass Strait last night while on her way to the large-scale training exercise involving the Tasmanian Police, SES and St Helens Marine Rescue.

The captain of the boat and two crew members suffered broken bones and lacerations and they were rescued by PV Fortescue, which was also taking part in the exercise.

PV Karri was abandoned and the Break O’Day and her four crew that were to take part in the exercise were reassigned to the search for the abandoned vessel. PV Karri was not found, and is believed to have sunk.