A six-metre catamaran has sunk in Wellington Harbour today in completely calm conditions.
Police were called about 11:45am by the occupants of the boat, who were in the water west of Sommes Island.
The three people advised Police a short time later that the catamaran had sunk and they were in the sea wearing lifejackets. A passing yacht picked them up.
Police say the fact all of those onboard were wearing lifejackets has prevented what could have been a tragic situation.
They are investigating the sinking.