Outdated Charts Resulted In Big Accident For Fiji

A yacht owned by a Kiwi shipwrecked in Fiji on a reef says his charts of nautical told him that the reef was at the distance of about 5km when the boat hit it. The name of the yacht is Jungle and it has four sailors from New Zealand when it ran aground, stranding them on a remote atoll.

The four people who were aboard were Geoff Marsland, he is the founder of iconic Havana Coffee of Wellington, and Roger Young the co-owner of Fidel Cafe were aboard and both were accompanied by the Peter McLean the yacht owner and his son. The yacht was bound for Tonga and it left Picton on June 15. The tack was changed by the crew for Fiji when the backstay of the boat got broke.

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