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The yacht ashore at Kata beach, Phuket, on Friday with a backhoe

UPDATE Lost Your Yacht near Phuket? Time to Reclaim It From Kata Beach

Friday, April 3, 2015
UPDATING All Day, Every Day

EFFORTS were being made on Friday to free the ketch Innisfail from Phuket's Kata beach. It was washed ashore there on Thursday. The beach claimed about a dozen yachts one year during the King's Cup regatta.

Original Report

PHUKET: Is this your yacht? If so, it may not be a bad idea to rescue it.

The original photograph was posted on the mysailing.com.au site with commentary that reported how the yacht had been washed ashore on Kata beach.

7:30am 2nd April. Sad to see this yacht washed up on the beach this morning at Kata Beach, Phuket. We saw the boat drop anchor (sandy bottom) yesterday afternoon. Looks like the owner has gone ashore (dinghy up the beach has been dragged not washed up).

I'll be following through and let you have full update by end of day. What happened, what's next especially. One interesting 'personal' twist is what to do without the owners present. It also puts the brain in gear about the possibilities and what are the options.

As you can see from the lazy stowage on board (sails etc) there is clearly a lack of seamanship here . . .

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long time kata surfer larry up at 5 am running on da beach went to da marine police early the crew and police were sleeping in da office i explaine to them tow da boat out now as this da season waves come up onshore winds they went nack to sleep next day da boat hi and dry on its side still ther today none cares can i have it?

Posted by Anonymous on April 3, 2015 09:44

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Anonymous found it first! give dat boat to himz?

Posted by Aloneymouse on April 3, 2015 11:26

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Howl does we no hoo himz siz?

Posted by anoeyemoose on April 3, 2015 12:39

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maybe hes on the phone to his insurance company he better do something or the vessel will be stripped bare by looters.

Posted by slickmelb on April 3, 2015 22:57

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No, not lazy stowage on board (sails etc). Skipper tried to set sails to escape when the engine didn't start but were too late. So hence the sails as they were when they beached.

Posted by Paul S on April 3, 2015 23:54


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