Ivor Edward Steven Treacher’s 38ft recreational boat Sylvia, which has no engine and is unseaworthy, was removed from the water by the Otago Regional Council on Monday.
ORC legal counsel Peter Kelliher said the council’s harbourmaster “noted the poor
state of the vessel” during an inspection of Oamaru Harbour last October.
It is believed Mr Treacher left New Zealand in March.
A Waitaki District Council spokeswoman said the boat had been there for at least five years.
An ORC spokesman said the Sylvia was now in storage.
Otago Daily Times