A yacht has been found aground on the rocks near the base track of Mount Maunganui today.
The 20ft yacht was discovered on the rocks at the entrance to Tauranga Harbour at about 6.30am.
A yacht grounded on the side of Mount Maunganui this morning.
Tauranga harbourmaster Jennifer Roberts’ office is aware of the grounding, and says it is being attended to.
Meanwhile at the weekend a cargo ship, yacht and launch all lost power in Bay of Plenty waters requiring Coastguard assistance.
At about 5pm on Saturday the Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard was called to assist a yacht through the Tauranga Harbour entrance after it lost power.
On Sunday, a cargo ship approaching Tauranga Harbour requested assistance of a tug to enter the port after losing power and radioing for help near the ‘A’ Beacon.
Port of Tauranga commercial manager Graeme Marshall says the log ship New Laurel’s main engine was able to be restarted and the ship entered port without further incident.
About the same time a launch near Mayor Island also lost engine power and radioed that it was in danger of striking rocks as the anchor failed to hold.
Coastguard operations manager Simon Barker says the boat was towed back to Tauranga Harbour by a member of the public, while the coastguard boat TECT Rescue boat suffered engine trouble at the same time.