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Second foreign yacht intercepted

Named Blue Jay, the yacht was escorted to Rara Island near Lorengau town.

Manus provincial police commander (PPC), Chief Inspector David Yapu, said the couple on board had departed Cebu, the Philippines, on March 7th and were heading to Fiji when they encountered a problem with their water pump alternator.

The 73-year-old Australian and his 42-year-old wife, who is from Thailand, called into the nearest port at Manus when the Provincial Command Centre was alerted of their presence.