One of the areas of cruising which we rarely touch upon is ultra-luxury cruising. But today, the press in Australia are covering a terrifying fire which quickly engulfed and sank a "superyacht" with 16 people aboard.
7 News reports that the fire occurred on the 135 foot Seafaris. The 16 people on the yacht consisted of 8 passengers and 8 crew. One crew members noticed the fire in the early morning hours yesterday and woke the other crew members and passengers.
The yacht was off of Cape Tribulation, north of Cairns, Australia.
Everyone abandoned ship quickly into a life raft. The ship then exploded and sank.
A passing container ship that responded to a distress call and rescued the passengers and crew. No one was injured.