Three crewmembers have been rescued from the 32m converted motoryacht Horizons as it began taking on water, according to reports in the media.

Maritime New Zealand has reported the crewmembers (two Americans and one Canadia - the genders remain unknown) were rescued from the motoryacht last month, which began taking on water south west of American Samoa.

Horizons was registered with the Cayman Islands between 1999 and 2012, during which it was registered as a pleasure vessel. Speaking exclusively with SuperyachtNews, the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry refuted comments of other media reports that the vessel is still registered under the flag; the flag of the vessel remains unknown.


The incident reportedly took place off American Samoa

The 32m motoryacht was built as a trawler in Mexico by Unidos Do Ensenada in 1988 and was converted to a motoryacht in 2001 at Colonna Yachts refit yard, undergoing a major refit which saw the vessel's length increase by 5m. (Source: SuperyachtIntelligence.com).

Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) search and rescue mission coordinator Dave Wilson reportedly stated that three vessels were directed to the scene, where charter fishing vessel Last Stall was the first to arrive where it rescued the crew, following which it continued its trip to Tonga.

Most recent news surrounding the incident claims Horizons remains afloat, however this has not been confirmed.

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