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Foreign yacht in Tonga without permission

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 27/07/2020

Officials in Vava’u are currently patrolling the waters in Vava’u as a foreign yacht is currently on the island, without permission.

The yacht includes a family of five that travelled from Bora Bora in Tahiti aiming for Fiji however, due to the strong currents and a technical problem to the yacht, they then diverted to the waters to find refuge from the storm.

The Acting Chief Superintendent of the Neiafu Police Station – Taulango Tapueluelu says, they are currently patrolling the area along with staff from the Ministry of Customs to ensure no one will leave the boat for any reason.

To date, four foreign yachts entered Tonga’s borders without permission due to emergency reasons.

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