The 29m (100ft) sailing superyacht Asia sank some 55Nm off an Indonesian island on the weekend after hitting an unidentified object. During the incident, the UK Coastguard and other agencies helped rescue the four people who were on board, including two British citizens.
Initially the yacht was thought to be UK registered, but after investigation was found to be a Malaysian-registered craft.
Following “extensive investigation work” by HM Coastguard, contact was made with the boat’s skipper at 5.00am on Saturday 23 November. He confirmed that the vessel sank after hitting an object in the water some 55 nautical miles off an Indonesian island, but all four crew had managed to get in board its RIB tender and were met by marine police at the nearest landfall. Read on.