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US yacht ordered to leave Tonga’s waters

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 07/07/2020

The Government has issued an order to an US yacht to leave the waters of Tele-ki-Tonga and Tele-ki-Tokelau today for illegally entering the borders.

Commander Taniela Tuita from HMAF says, the order states that by today, they will no longer be in the waters of Tele-ki-Tonga and Tele-ki-Tokelau as the VOEA Neiafu is currently monitoring the area to ensure they will be departing the area today.

However, details are yet to be provided from HMAF patrol boat but Tuita says, they’ve received information the yacht will be leaving Tonga for Fiji then to Australia.

HMAF are committed to ensure all international cruise ships and yachts arriving in Tonga will comply with the Public Health Emergency Order, since March 17.

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