On the afternoon of Monday December 9, Whakaari/White Island erupted while people were visiting the live volcano. Boats belonging to White Island Tours fell short of maritime standards in an audit before a deadly eruption that killed 21 people. ANDY JACKSON Flowers on a White Island Tours vessel berthed after the eruption. READ MORE:* Whakaari/White Island: No council plans to evacuate in wake of eruption* Whakaari/White Island: No approved emergency response plan at time of eruption* Whakaari/White Island tour maritime safety plan does not discuss eruptionsMaritime NZ, the nautical equivalent of Worksafe, regulates health and safety on ships. Phil Walter/Getty Images A White Island Tours sign touting a journey to an active volcano on a Whakatāne wharf.
Source: Stuff February 23, 2020 19:09 UTC