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Owners face legal trouble after yacht sinks

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Marine police are investigating whether any charges will be laid over an incident in which a yacht became stuck on rocks near Cape Hillsborough in Australia.

A husband and wife were forced to spend Sunday night sleeping on rocks after their yacht started taking on water through holes in its hull.

Of most concern to police is the inexperience of the owner/skipper, who had never sailed a yacht before. The couple had purchased it in just days earlier and were on their way home to Cairns.

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