Abandoned yacht washes up at Wooli

 BORDER Force and NSW Water Police will inspect a barnacle-encrusted yacht hull washed up on Wooli Beach in the past 24 hours.

The Northern Rivers Marine Rescue regional controller Steve Reading said the yacht, which was abandoned after it set sail from Noumea more than nine months ago, was partially buried on the beach.

“It's getting a fair smashing from the waves right now,” he said. “But the hull still looks in pretty good shape.”

He said Wooli residents had spotted the yacht on the beach this morning.

Mr Reading said Border Force needed to check the abandoned 11-metre vessel because it has not cleared customs and is still subject to quarantine restrictions.

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