Unusual Plea for Help

Yacht Roxanne - Source ABC News

Of all the hundreds of requests for advice I have had since starting this blog, the following one is the most unusual. It is looking to track down the insurer of a yacht that got into difficulty and the owner went missing.

If you can help, I would very much appreciate it. I will pass on to a couple of people I know in the industry at Associated Marine, Club Marine and TIO in the hope they can help.

Good Morning,

I have been given your site by EBM Insurance as I am trying to track down if there is a policy in existance as per below.

The Northern Territory Police has asked me to see if I can find out if Bruce Roy Edwards DOB 16/12/52 had the following yacht insured with your company.  The Yacht was purchased from Port Douglas 12/3/12 from Rick Kilpatrick (rickstalex2gmail.com).  QBE suggested that you may be able to send a broadcast email to you Insurance base clients.

Yacht Name was ROXANNE
Registration of vessel is JV025Q
HIN number is 395200
Engine number is 42426

Bruce went missing sometime Tue 12/6/12 in the AM and the Yacht is currently lodged on the rocks at Cape Wilberforce.  Police undertook an extensive four day search and we have not found Bruce yet.

The following address may be listed at an address on the policy.

Po Box 964 Parap NT 0804

Your earliest attention to this would be greatly appreciated.   Lisa [surname and email provided]

Obviously, the whole incident is very concerning for the lady who wrote the note.

Naturally, I made my own enquires as to the authenticity of the request before posting this blog.

If you can assist, please let me know and I will pass on Lisa’s details so you can contact her and or the NT police direct. Hopefully some quick action will allow the insurer to mitigate any further damage to the vessel.

4 responses to “Unusual Plea for Help”

  1. Phillip Johnson says:

    I made a check of our records when I saw this boat in the news articles and with th further details you have supplied have not bought up a policy in our records.

  2. Allan says:

    Thanks Phil. I appreciate your quick response. If it is not you guys, Associated Marine or TIO (I included them as there was some association with the NT). do you think there is any other likely insurer? If not it is more than likely that the vessel was simply not insured.

    Thanks again.


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