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December 1, 2021

Yacht rescued off Fingal Head

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Marine Rescue vessel Point Danger 30 was called to the aid of the yacht shortly before 10 o’clock.

The yacht, with three people on board, had been experiencing strong winds east of Cook Island and was forced to seek help when its engine failed and mainsail blew out.

The yacht was travelling south from Queensland and the skipper decided to seek shelter from the conditions.

Radio operators from the Point Danger Marine Rescue base were monitoring the yacht’s radio transmissions all morning.

Point Danger 30 took the yacht under tow and safely crossed the Tweed bar into the calm of the Tweed River.


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