Last week, the 75.13-metre sailing yacht Enigma (ex: Phocea) caught fire near Langkawi, Malaysia. After seven crew members were rescued from the yacht, local authorities continued to fight the flames in strong winds. However, the damage incurred by the fire led to the yacht sinking nearly 24 hours later.
The 75.12 metre Phocea was first built in 1976 for single-handed yachtsman Alain Colas as Club Mediterranée. In 1986 it was converted into a cruising yacht for French entrepreneur Bernard Tapie.
The yacht was then sold to Mouna Ayoub in 1999 and modernised during a refit at Lürssen. The yacht was sold again in 2010 to her current owners.