Dramatic Cruiser Rescue Off The Coast Of Newcastle

Scary stuff in dangerous seas.

Dramatic Cruiser Rescue Off The Coast Of Newcastle
Photo: Marine Rescue NSW

The crew of cruiser stranded off the coast of Newcastle is counting their blessings after being rescued in wild conditions overnight.

A mayday call went out just before 11:30pm on Monday night after two people travelling from Port Macquarie to the Central Coast lost the ability to steer the 40-footer.

Marine Rescue NSW found the boat 10 nautical miles off Nobbys Head before towing it through two metre swells and a 20 knot wind.

Both boats arrived safely in Newcastle Harbour at around 4am this morning.

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