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Missing catamaran found in Andamans | Thaiger

ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS: It has been a week for stray yachts being found. First the Wado Ryu, which disappeared from Koh Racha, was found yesterday drifting off the south of Phuket. Today, the missing catamaran Kilo was recovered in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, some 725 kilometers from home.

The 46-foot catamaran disappeared from its mooring off Kata Beach just over a month ago.

Chris Sieber, the yacht’s owner, told the Gazette this afternoon that he had received a call from Rick Reynolds of the water sports equipment company Cobra in Chalong, at about midday.

“Rick said he had received a fax from a friend in Port Blair saying that Kilo was found in the Nicobar Islands. Apparently it was found by the Indian Coast Guard,” said Mr Sieber.

“I can tell you I was really happy when I heard that.”

Mr Sieber said that he had yet to confirm the yacht’s condition as he had not been able to get in touch with the authorities in Port Blair.

However, he added, “A friend in Malaysia told me that the boat will be towed from Nicobar to Port Blair today.”

Mr Sieber said that, depending on the boat’s condition, he was looking forward to defending his Multihull Cruising Class title in the Royal Langkawi International Regatta early next month.

 

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