8 Jun 2010

High winds sink two boats, damage Lyttelton marina

10:01 am on 8 June 2010

Acting Lyttelton harbourmaster Jeff Swallow says he will assess the damage to a marina where two boats sank in high winds on Monday.

Mr Swallow says he understands the fishing launch and the yacht that sank were on old pile moorings due to be replaced.

The wild weather that battered the South Island on Queen's Birthday was expected to ease on Tuesday.