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Old 26-03-2014, 18:12   #1
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Mystery Yacht Wreck off Darwin

ABC radio Darwin Australia reports that a trawler snagged a sunken yacht about 80 miles out of Darwin in 80-90 metres of water. After 6 hours the net was retrieved with mast and rigging entangled.It seems the yacht's sails were up.

The marine growth suggests the wreck is only 6-10 months old. The mast is painted blue and the furling headsail was made in Sydney. Police are investigating.
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Old 26-03-2014, 20:54   #2
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Re: Mystery Yacht Wreck off Darwin

This is a link to the ABC Report.
Concerns of bodies on mystery yacht - ABC Darwin - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Old 26-03-2014, 21:57   #3
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Re: Mystery Yacht Wreck off Darwin

s/s rings on the mast?

The vessel had one sail made in NZ maybe, another in OZ, and then carried on and *something* happened. IMO, it is unlikely that a non-Australian sailor would check in with VMRs.

I guess we wait and see. The blue painted mast is a good clue. Not too many of them.

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Re: Mystery Yacht Wreck off Darwin

Anyone hear of updates on this incident of Darwin, N.T> police were going to send an unmaned vehicle down to investigate a month or more ago ,but i dont seem to be able to find any updates on it.
Perhaps the boat was purposely scuttled after unloading contraband to another local vessel to avoid customs.
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There has been no reports in Darwin. Just sent off a request to ABC News
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