Police have called off a search for a missing vessel that was believed to be in the Gloucester Passage area.
At about 7pm November 23, police were notified of a phone call made to a nearby resort seeking urgent assistance from a vessel in trouble.
Water police and air assets conducted a search last night, however were unsuccessful. It is unclear where the phone call originated from and what type of vessel is involved.
A search resumed today at 6am with police and joint resources.
It appears that the urgent call for help originated from another earlier incident whereby a small vessel had broken down and was towed back into shore. There is no longer any reason to believe that any person is in distress.
Media and public are thanked for their assistance.