A Tauranga woman is one of two people rescued from a yacht sinking yacht in Fiji today.
The 53-year-old Tauranga woman was on board the 14 metre yacht Touche when it hit the reef and sunk about twenty six miles east of Savusavu Harbour at the entrance to Samosamo Straight in Fiji.
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Search and Rescue Officer Kevin Banaghan says the Tauranga woman and a 59-year-old man from Great Barrier Island were rescued after abandoning ship and activating their 406MHz EPIRB, emergency position-indicating radio beacon at about midday.
He says both are safe and well.
On receiving the distress beacon’s signal, RCCNZ advised the Fiji Rescue Coordination Centre, which sent a tug and rescued the pair at about 2pm, New Zealand time.
The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) has today assisted with coordination the rescue.