HMNZS Wellington Helps Yacht in Distress

November 2, 2018 – The Royal New Zealand Navy’s offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Wellington has helped a yacht that had sent a mayday signal after drifting into rocks off the east coast of the Northland region this morning. Lieutenant Commander Damian Gibbs, the Commanding Officer of Wellington, said the yacht sent a distress call about 7:20am after it crashed on rocks near Poor Knights Islands. Wellington, which is currently in Northland for training and a scheduled port visit to Whangarei this weekend, was about 14 kilometers from the yacht’s location…

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