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Old 29-11-2021, 02:41   #1
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Abandoned and unidentifiable Yacht

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Old 29-11-2021, 03:56   #2
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What was the weather in the last week? Strong onshore East to South East maybe?
Wouldn't be the first time a single hander has died along that shore when they have run out of searoom in those conditions. The body is usually on the beach nearby.
Strange no ID on the yacht.
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Old 30-11-2021, 12:35   #3
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It makes one wonder- why no ID, was it removed? I would presume so, because normal markings dont fade overnight. HIN should hopefully be available; however if there was some malicious or criminal intent I presume that would also have been removed.
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Most likely they succesfully unloaded their powder cargo and did not want to risk criminal charges by having the boat with residue inspected.
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It makes one wonder- why no ID, was it removed? I would presume so, because normal markings dont fade overnight. HIN should hopefully be available; however if there was some malicious or criminal intent I presume that would also have been removed.
The style of boat suggests to me that she would have been built pre the requirements for HINs etc. Still strange that there is no rego or name on the hull. Main under a cover, no foresail set. Suggests she broke free from a mooring - except for the power and radio being on.

I guess we will know something eventually.
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My bad, the cover isn't on the main and the skipper's name is possibly Walter.

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/austr...ffs/ar-AARheYl
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Why don t they ever abandon something useful like a new Hylas 48 or HR 50?
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Most likely they succesfully unloaded their powder cargo and did not want to risk criminal charges by having the boat with residue inspected.
I thought the same at first, but from watching the news over the last few years it seems no drug smuggler with any self respect will leave harbour on anything shorter than 50 feet.

I am reliably informed that my old 42 footer, back in the 80s, had enough cocaine on board to keep Sydney high for a month. Alas, times have changed.
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