Mystery as 17-foot motor boat disappears off the coast of Australia – with its three crew members nowhere to be seen
- A half cabin motor boat has gone missing in Bass Strait, Tasmania on Monday
- Police received a call at about 5.30pm from family of one of the three on board
- Two men and a woman have gone missing and search crews are out in force
A half cabin motor boat with three people on board has gone missing in Bass Strait.
The yellow and white 17-foot Caribbean set off at noon on Monday from Wynyard Boat Ramp for a three- to four-hour trip, Tasmania Police say.
Police received a call about 5.30pm from a family member of one of two men and one woman on board to raise the alarm when it did not return.
Three people have gone missing in the Bass Strait on a half cabin motor boat after they left Wynyard Boat Ramp on Monday (pictured left, the boat and right Thomas Courto, one of three missing)
The missing have been named by police as Isaiah Dixon from Wynyard, Thomas Courto from West Ulverstone and Bree-Anna Thomas from the Burnie-Wynyard area.
On-water search and rescue teams and an aircraft, supported by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, are scouring Bass Strait between Wynyard and Rocky Cape off the state’s northern coastline.
Police want to speak to anyone who had contact with any of the passengers since 3pm on Monday or who knows where they were heading.
The three people missing have been named as Isaiah Dixon (pictured left) from Wynyard, Thomas Courto from West Ulverstone and Bree-Anna Thomas (pictured right) from the Burnie-Wynyard area.