Fire damage sinks sailing superyacht

Enigma, a sailing superyacht that gained renown as Phocea, has sunk after a fire ripped through her. She was anchored off Malaysia.

The seven crew members aboard the 75m sailing superyacht were all rescued, unharmed according to megayachtnews.

The emergency-response teams put the fire out toward the late afternoon but remained on site until well into the evening, concerned about the flames reigniting and spreading in strong winds. She subsequently sunk.

The four-masted Enigma dates back to 1976. Originally, she bore the name Club Méditerranée and belonged to Alain Colas, a famed single-handed sailor. Ensuing ownership changes and refits saw her converted for use as a charter yacht. The first major transformation took place from 1983 to 1986.

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