Mega sailing yacht on fire, Langkawi

Mega sailing yacht ENIGMA caught fire on Feb 18, being at anchor off Langkawi island, northeast Malaysia, Malacca Strait. There were 7 crew on board, all are safe. Fire was extinguished by the evening, according to Malaysian Maritime Authorities. Even if she didn’t burn out, she apparently, suffered major damages, judging from fire pics. Yacht is still identified by AIS as PHOCEA, but according to other records, her name as of present, is ENIGMA. Well Enigma she definitely is, with complicated and sometimes, mysterious, history. It is not known if she’s a private property now, or is for charter.
Until “pandemic” and ongoing plague under the name of New World Order, it could be a pity to watch such beautiful yacht burning, but under the circumstances, no bad or any feelings – everything luxury is for dirty rich, so I for one, can’t care less, if she’s in private property, that is.
Mega sailing yacht ENIGMA (ex- PHOCEA), IMO 8942797, flag St Vincent, length 75 meters, GT 530, 4 masts, built/refit 1976/2000, 12-23 guests, 15 crew.



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