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Motor Yacht Fox Launch Thailand

December 15, 2010

Tamsin Edenbrow, Director of Marketing and PR for Yacht Solutions sent the following statement regarding Yacht Fox:

“Statement from the Owner’s Representative and Yacht Solutions

Fox Launching Accident

Due to reasons as yet unknown the 60 metre Motor Yacht “Fox” sadly partially sank as she was launched from the slipway at a Bangkok shipyard where she had undergone a major refit.

Surveyors and insurance companies are now assessing the damage to see how best the vessel can be salvaged.

All parties concerned in the refit who have expended a huge amount of time and effort into the project are devastated and respectfully request that the incident is not discussed, or publicized in any way beyond this statement.

At this point in time there is little point in surmising, speculating or guessing what went wrong as a full investigation is still ongoing and a full report of the facts will be known upon conclusion of that investigation.”

Luxury 60m superyacht reported to sink in Tha Chin River, Thailand

December 14, 2010

According to reports from the Bangkok Post, a 60 meter superyacht has sunk after it was launched into the Tha Chin River in Samut Sakhon’s Muang district in Thailand on Friday.

The photo below from Chanat Katanyu / Bangkok Post shows a boy standing on a bridge overlooking the partially submerged yacht.

Luxury 60m superyacht sinks in the Tha Chin River, Thailand - Photo Credit Chanat Katanyu / Bangkok Post

Luxury 60m superyacht sinks in the Tha Chin River, Thailand - Photo Credit Chanat Katanyu / Bangkok Post

According to reports from Yacht Forums, the 60m superyacht was a British Flagged yacht by the name of FOX.

The reports also said that motor yacht FOX began to sink just after her launch and that witnesses said the yacht tipped sideways and water gushed into the interior.