Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 22-08-2013, 17:14   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: house is in melbourne australia and Muscade currently in Med.
Boat: fontaine pajot Marquises 56
Posts: 116
Almost 750kg Cocaine on Yacht in Vanuatu

Holy s..t, australian federal police have just announced they have seized a yacht in Vanuatu that had 750kg imbedded in its keel and concreted into engine compartments. Apparently the yacht was for sale, think it was named "Mirage" anyone follow this boat across the Pacific as probably came that way.

Mod note: swear word edited out.
__________________

__________________
karabil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-08-2013, 17:33   #2
Registered User
 
Wrong's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,702
Re: almost 750kg cocaine on yacht in Vanuatu

Next big thing will be people 'mining' their keels for possible booty!
__________________

__________________
Wrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-08-2013, 17:37   #3
Registered User
 
Strait Shooter's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Straits of Juan De Fuca
Boat: Ingrid
Posts: 786
Re: almost 750kg cocaine on yacht in Vanuatu

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wrong View Post
Next big thing will be people 'mining' their keels for possible booty!
I'd do a LOT for the possibility of booty.
__________________
"Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.” (Michael Leboeuf)
Strait Shooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-08-2013, 17:40   #4
Registered User
 
Wrong's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,702
Re: almost 750kg cocaine on yacht in Vanuatu

Quote:
Originally Posted by Strait Shooter View Post
I'd do a LOT for the possibility of booty.
__________________
Wrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-08-2013, 17:43   #5
Registered User
 
Strait Shooter's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Straits of Juan De Fuca
Boat: Ingrid
Posts: 786
Re: almost 750kg cocaine on yacht in Vanuatu

My booties better.........
__________________
"Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.” (Michael Leboeuf)
Strait Shooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-08-2013, 21:01   #6
Registered User
 
haiqu's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Somewhere on Australia's east coast.
Boat: 'Keppelena' Hartley Queenslander 33'
Posts: 465
Re: Almost 750kg Cocaine on Yacht in Vanuatu

I think you mean boo-tay.

But seriously, 750 keys? That's a lot of nose candy.
__________________
http://www.cruiserswiki.org - Moderator

"The cure for anything is salt water... sweat, tears, or the sea" -- Isak Dinesen
haiqu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-08-2013, 21:50   #7
Registered User
 
dan catalyst's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: where the sun sets over the intracoastal
Boat: another bad creation
Posts: 1
Re: Almost 750kg Cocaine on Yacht in Vanuatu

the lesson here is to use vinylester or orthophthalic resin when laying up your booty, or it may delam on you. those boatyard employees love to sniff a lil ballast i hear.
__________________
dan catalyst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-08-2013, 23:43   #8
Senior Cruiser
 
roverhi's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kona, Hawaii, Carlsbad, CA
Boat: 1969 Pearson 35 #108 & 1976 Sabre 28
Posts: 6,003
Send a message via Yahoo to roverhi
Re: Almost 750kg Cocaine on Yacht in Vanuatu

Bet someone dropped a dime on those guys.
__________________
Peter O.
'Ae'a Pearson 35
roverhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-08-2013, 00:47   #9
Registered User
 
sparau's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: sunshine coast, aus
Boat: laser 2
Posts: 300
Re: Almost 750kg Cocaine on Yacht in Vanuatu

personal use?
__________________
laser 2 with a 470 main = tippy little boat
sparau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-08-2013, 02:39   #10
Registered User
 
stevensuf's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Back in Scotland!
Boat: Gib sea 43
Posts: 840
Images: 10
Re: Almost 750kg Cocaine on Yacht in Vanuatu

Yeah well the ozzie customs didnt find this through hard work and guile, snitched!
__________________
http://nicnsteve.blogspot.com/

If the pen is mightier than the sword, then my keyboard must be a nuclear missile!
stevensuf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-08-2013, 03:15   #11
Registered User
 
wynmead's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Boat: Eagle 365 11m
Posts: 14
Send a message via Skype™ to wynmead
Re: Almost 750kg Cocaine on Yacht in Vanuatu

yacht's name is SCOPE

read article here
750kg Of Cocaine Seized In Yacht Docked In Vanuatu... | Stuff.co.nz
__________________
wynmead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-08-2013, 07:40   #12
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Kimberton PA
Boat: Cabo Rico 38 / Bayfield 32
Posts: 573
Images: 1
Re: Almost 750kg Cocaine on Yacht in Vanuatu

Obviously the yacht was setup for single handing. It's tough keeping 7/24 watch on those long passages.
__________________
Saltyhog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-08-2013, 07:50   #13
Registered User
 
Crimea Cruiser's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Crimea
Boat: Colin Archer 36', steel
Posts: 358
Re: Almost 750kg Cocaine on Yacht in Vanuatu

I just see it now. In future all customs and border officials arriving on your vessel for pratique will be with hammers and chisels in hand. "Don't mind if we have a look around, do ya?"
__________________
If it floats it's a boat, or perhaps it's f#cal matter!
Crimea Cruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-08-2013, 08:06   #14
Registered User
 
Wrong's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,702
Re: Almost 750kg Cocaine on Yacht in Vanuatu

Quote:
Originally Posted by Saltyhog View Post
Obviously the yacht was setup for single handing. It's tough keeping 7/24 watch on those long passages.
Don't even remotely get your point. Of course, being a solo sailor I'm interested in what you mean.
__________________
Wrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-08-2013, 08:17   #15
Registered User
 
Group9's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,599
Images: 7
Re: Almost 750kg Cocaine on Yacht in Vanuatu

Quote:
Originally Posted by roverhi View Post
Bet someone dropped a dime on those guys.
More likely, they dropped a dime on themselves. I'm sure these posts are getting data mined right now.
__________________

__________________
Group9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
Vanuatu, yacht, vanuatu

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crew Wanted: Surfing Cruise - Sumatra, Banyak, Nias, Telos surfmachine Crew Archives 21 02-08-2012 17:51
Yacht rescued off Norfolk Island Australia BlueSun Cruising News & Events 6 09-06-2012 00:31
Australian Customs - Deterrent to Visiting Oz ? Katiusha Pacific & South China Sea 288 23-01-2012 05:28
Crew Available: Looking to Crew: Living Opposite Southport Yacht Club, Gold Coast bren776 Crew Archives 0 25-10-2011 00:37
New Caledonia or Vanuatu Yacht Minders Sunnygirl Pacific & South China Sea 8 11-08-2011 09:09



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:01.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.