A kitten that stowed away on a container ship to an offshore oil and gas rig had to be specially flown off by helicopter. 
Named Maui – after the gasfield off the coast of Taranaki she was found on – the three-month old kitten won over workers at the site, and has even been adopted by one.
Maui was flown first-class by helicopter off the field once she was discovered, but not before she was spoilt with sardines and milk by the Maui team. 
Shell New Zealand chairman Rob Jager said it was likely she’d climbed into a shipping container while it was being loaded, and wasn’t discovered until she was at the platform roughly 50 kilometres off the coast.
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