| Lower South Island News | Friday August 24 2012 16:40
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has launched an investigation into the grounding of a boat in Foveaux Strait this afternoon.
The fishing and passenger vessel Torea started taking on water east of Green Island after hitting a rock.
It was grounded on nearby Ruapuke Island, where the 23 passengers and three crew got off.
Maritime New Zealand spokesman Michael Flyger says there have been no reports of injuries.
"I think there was, if you can go as far as saying, a textbook response to the incident. It was certainly very well managed by everyone involved."
The Bluff Coastguard vessel has ferried everyone on board the Torea back to the town.
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