Two sailors have survived six metre high waves and gale force winds in the middle of the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand.
Authorities said the crew, an Irish and a French national, were travelling from New Zealand to Australia aboard a 12-metre yacht when trouble emerged about 210 nautical miles from Sydney.
The rescue vessel took 13.5 hours to reach the yacht during the six-metre swells and southerly winds.
The two sailors who were travelling with a broken rudder since March 4, were safely transferred ashore and are not injured.
TRT World's Ben Said has their story.