Pictures of a charter yacht that ran up on a reef and started sinking


This sequence of photos sent by reader Julian O’Neill tell a sad story.

Julian was sailing past this Sunsail charter yacht in Antigua a few weeks ago when he spotted it aground on a reef. ‘The story goes that the boat was heading to English Harbour under autopilot and it would seem that no-one was keeping a lookout,’ he emails.

‘I understand that no-one was badly injured and the yacht was recovered following removal of the rig and much of the equipment inside.’

The boat was holed and badly damaged, as you can see from these photos, but was towed ashore and is being repaired.

Does anyone know whereabouts in Antigua this is?