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Injured couple 'grateful' after rescue from crippled yacht

A New Zealand woman rescued by a cargo ship after her yacht was caught in bad weather, said she was "totally in shock and completely grateful" to all those involved in the rescue effort.

Tania Davies, 43, and Australia-based Briton Steve Jones spent two nights aboard their damaged yacht, Windigo, after it was rolled 434 miles southwest of Tonga, before they were rescued by the container ship, Chengtu.

"We are a bit battered and bruised, but that is nothing compared to being able to live the rest of their lives. We are looking forward to terra firma," she said.

Both crew suffered mild to moderate head injuries.

Click here for the full report by Fairfax NZ News.