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Yacht in distress in Cook Strait

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 18/12/2016 Daniel Gilhooly

Wellington maritime police are helping a yacht in Cook Strait after it was reported to be in distress.

The yacht has mechanical problems.

The Wellington Maritime Police launch the Lady Elizabeth IV reached the yacht by 5pm on Sunday and is "shadowing" it as it heads to Wellington.

Wellington is being buffeted by northerly gales.

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