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Weather chaos: Wild seas force 7-hour Cook Strait crossing - New Zealand Herald

A passenger ferry was forced to make a marathon seven-hour journey crossing Cook Strait to skirt around high seas whipped up by storm force winds. The Bluebridge ferry tried to dodge the worst of the wild weather which last night saw 4-metre swells and ...and more »

Monster waves pound Cook Strait - Newshub

The sailor battled the swells on Sunday and took to Instagram where he reported winds of more than 70 knots or 130 km/h. "This is NOT where you want to be," he wrote. The video also shows the console display from inside the boat showing the Beaufort ...and more »

Passengers aboard Bluebridge ferry endure seven-hour Cook Strait storm crossing - Stuff.co.nz

Cook Strait is the last place anyone wants to be when a southerly hits - especially if you're a passenger on a seven-hour ferry crossing. A howling, freezing storm-force southerly hit the crossing between Wellington and Picton on Sunday and continued ...and more »