Missing South African yacht: search focus west of Perth coast

A DESPERATE search for the crew of a missing yacht is focused on an area 2200 nautical miles west of Perth.

Thousands of internet users across the world have joined an online “crowd sourcing” search effort by scouring satellite images.

SV Moorings, a South African catamaran, went missing in the Indian Ocean en route from Cape Town to Thailand.

Skipper Anthony Murray, 58, and crew Reginald Robertson, 59, and Jaryd Payne, 20, last made contact with their families via satellite phone on January 18.

The vessel was due to arrive in Phuket on February 2. They were carrying supplies to last 65 days and have been at sea for 87 days.

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