Sudden winds cause havoc around Port Nelson.
Rob and I were having a lovely early dinner in a restaurant overlooking the Nelson Haven and outer waters of Golden bay when all this unfolded. Note pics taken through a window (while sipping a nice cool beer!)
Tanker close to coming into the entrance is turned away back into Golden bay at last minute as the wind got to strong gale force so that tugs and pilot boats can attend people in trouble.
Pilot boat and Tug with one of the yachts caught outside the harbour
Tug tries to come along side but too dangerous
Decision made to shepherd yacht into safety which it did
In the middle of this chaos a swimmer!