Reminds me of a yacht which my father acquired.
schooner built in NZ which was attempted to scuttle 30miles off Moreton Island, Queensland
claim. Opened the seacocks, sent a Mayday and climbed into the dingy. How were they to know that there was a naval boat just over there which responded within minutes - arrived in time to close the seacocks! Lost
the boat, and the insurance
and had criminal charges.
My father was happy though - picked it up for nothing at Customs auction