Empty South African flagged yacht found drifting in Seychelles waters
File photo: Luxury yachts moored at Eden Island Marina, Seychelles. The yachting season in the Seychelles is from November to May. (Seychelles News Agency)
(Seychelles News Agency) - An online maritime news portal OCEANUSLive has reported on its Twitter account today that an empty yacht was found in the oceanic zone of the Seychelles and will be towed to the main island of Mahe.
The discovery of the vessel was confirmed to SNA by the Seychelles People's Defence Forces (SPDF).
"Ti Lans, a local fishing vessel located the boat drifting on April 29. It is flying the South African flag . There was nobody onboard. The Seychellois fishing vessel is still fishing at the moment and will tow the boat back to the Port of Victoria, it returns on the 6th of May. The unmanned boat is a yacht, a pleasure vessel," Major Jean Attala, spokesperson for the SPDF, told SNA.
He said the yacht was found 200 kilometres south of Mahe. The Seychelles Coast Guard will tomorrow go to its location and collect further information.
No yachts were reported missing in the region. The investigation will continue when the yacht returns to Mahe.