Mr Tapie is a former Socialist minister who rose from humble beginnings to build a sporting and media empire, but later faced a string of legal problems. A multimillion-dollar sailing yacht that once belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie has sunk off the coast of Malaysia, an official confirmed Sunday, after it caught fire a few days ago. Former Adidas Owner and ex-French minister Bernard Tapie and his wife Dominique were beaten and tied up with electrical cords during a midnight burglary on their home in Combs-la-Ville near Paris. A multi-million-dollar sailing yacht that once belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie went up in flames off Malaysia Thursday, with firefighters battling for hours to put out the blaze. But a log-in is still required for our PDFs. We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. "We believed it sank on Friday morning, at about 5am or 6am," senior coastguard official Mohamad Zawawi Abdullah told AFP. A multi-million-dollar sailing yacht that once belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie went up in flames off Malaysia Thursday, with firefighters battling for hours to put out the blaze. A multimillion-dollar sailing yacht that once belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie has sunk off the coast of Malaysia, an official confirmed Sunday, after it caught fire a few days ago. "We managed to control the fire, but the damage to the hull caused by the fire may have caused the yacht to sink.". Former French minister and scandal-ridden tycoon Bernard Tapie has been attacked along with his wife during an overnight burglary of their home, south-east of Paris, authorities said Sunday. PHOTO: AFP/MALAYSIAN MARITIME ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, Fire hits yacht that belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie off Malaysia, 15 hurt, including infant, after yacht catches fire at Sentosa Cove. Malaysia's coastguard said the 75-metre (246 foot) Phocea sank near the holiday island of Langkawi early Friday morning, a day after a blaze engulfed the four-masted yacht. The gift link for this subscriber-only article has expired. Its successive owners have almost all experienced setbacks or worse, dramas, like Bernard Tapie or Alain Colas. Jeudi, le Phocéa, l'ex Club-Méditerranée d'Alain Colas, puis Phocéa de Bernard Tapie, était victime d'un grave incendie, au large de la Malaisie. "We managed to control the fire, but the damage to the hull caused by the fire may have caused the yacht to sink.". KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A multimillion-dollar sailing yacht that once belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie has sunk off the coast of Malaysia, … Seven crew members were saved from the 75-metre Phocea after rescuers were alerted to a fire on Feb 18. It was later sold to a … Until we resolve the issues, subscribers need not log in to access ST Digital articles. KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21: A multimillion-dollar sailing yacht that once belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie has sunk off the coast of Malaysia, … Join ST's Telegram channel here and get the latest breaking news delivered to you. Ah Khu and Ana: How many more will be lost while ASEAN looks the other way? They can read the article in full after signing up for a free account. Built for French sailor Alain Colas in 1976, the yacht was owned by Mr Tapie in the 1980s and 1990s. Malaysia's coastguard said the 75-metre (246 foot) Phocea sank near the holiday island of Langkawi early Friday morning, a day after a blaze engulfed the four-masted yacht. The Malaysian Coast Guard said the Phocea, a sailboat of nearly 75 meters, sank Friday … He added that government officials were investigating the cause of the fire, and that the agent in charge of the vessel had been informed of the sinking. Material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without a link to the original content. He made a fortune in the early part of his career by taking over failing companies, and flaunted his wealth. Bernard Tapie's former yacht, Phocéa, sank off Malaysia 2021-02-21T13:58:23.834Z "The Phocéa", a boat that belonged to Bernard Tapie, sank off the coast of Malaysia a few days after catching fire, the country's authorities announced on Sunday. Owner. In 2016 she was sold again and she received her old name back. The couple were asleep when four men broke into their house in Combs-la-Ville near Paris around 00:30 AM (2230 GMT Saturday) on Sunday, beat them and tied them up with electrical cords … Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — A multi-million-dollar sailing yacht that once belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie went up in flames off Malaysia Thursday, with firefighters battling for hours to Phocea, the former boat owned by Bernard Tapie, originally belonged to Alain Colas, who had it built in the Mourillon arsenal in Toulon. A multi-million-dollar sailing yacht that once belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie went up in flames off Malaysia Thursday, with firefighters battling for hours to put out the blaze. An investigation has been opened. Tapie. Both avoided serious injury. French tycoon Bernard Tapie tied up and beaten in burglary. The yacht caught fire in as yet unknown circumstances. As well as the yacht, he bought a football club. French tycoon Bernard Tapie tied up and beaten in burglary ... including by buying a 72-metre yacht and a football club, Olympique de Marseille, … As well as the yacht, he bought a football club. straitstimes.com - KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A multimillion-dollar sailing yacht that once belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie has sunk off the coast of Malaysia, an … A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below. Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month for the first 3 months. Tapie is a former Socialist minister who rose from humble beginnings to build a sporting and media empire, but later faced a string of legal problems. Built for French sailor Alain Colas in 1976, the yacht was owned by Tapie in the 1980s and 1990s. This article is now fully available for you, Please verify your e-mail to read this subscriber-only article in full. Le Phocea, a yacht that has belonged to many fortunes, including French businessman Bernard Tapie, sank off Malaysia days after catching fire, authorities said on Sunday. A multimillion-dollar sailing yacht that once belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie has sunk off the coast of Malaysia, an official confirmed Sunday, after it caught fire a few days ago. Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. Share gift link below with your friends and family. KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A multi-million-dollar sailing yacht that once belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie went up in flames off Malaysia on … All rights reserved. KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — A multimillion-dollar sailing yacht that once belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie has sunk off the coast of Malaysia, an official confirmed today, after it caught fire a few days ago. The Phocéa, a yacht that has belonged to several great fortunes including French businessman Bernard Tapie, sank off Malaysia a few days after […] All done! Bernard Tapie, 78, received a blow to the head with a club, the prosecutor Beatrice Angelelli said, but he declined to be taken into medical care. In 1986 it was converted into a cruising yacht for French entrepreneur Bernard Tapie. He added that government officials were investigating the cause of the fire, and that the agent in charge of the vessel had been informed of the sinking. Bernard Tapie was a Socialist minister who rose from humble beginnings to build a sporting and media empire, but later ran into a string of legal problems. It was later sold to a wealthy Lebanese woman for 36.5 million francs (7.5 million euros today), according to media reports. They were asleep when four people broke in at around 12:30 am and beat and tied them up before leaving with their loot, a … KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A multimillion-dollar sailing yacht that once belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie has sunk off the coast of Malaysia, an official confirmed on Sunday (Feb 21), after it caught fire a few days ago. The horrific injuries inflicted on billionaire businessman Bernard Tapie and his wife during an 'extremely violent' burglary at their luxury estate near … Bernard Tapie was struck in the head with a golf club. Bernard Tapie and his wife were assaulted during the night from Saturday to Sunday during a burglary at their home in Combs-la-Ville in Seine-et-Marne. He made a fortune in the early part of his career by taking over failing companies, and flaunted his wealth. SPH Digital News / Copyright © 2021 Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Co. Regn. 198402868E. He is a businessman specializing in recovery for bankrupted companies, among which Adidas is the most famous (he owned Adidas from 1990 to 1993); and owner of sports teams: his cycling team La Vie Claire won the Tour de France twice – in 1985 and 1986 – and his football club Olympique de Marseille won the French championship four times in a row, and the Champions League in 1993. She was sold in 2009 to French billionaire Bernard Tapie, who named her Reborn. Message to Other Media. Indonesia leads the world on reducing deforestation. Read 3 articles daily and stand to win ST rewards, including the ST News Tablet worth $398. Seven crew members were saved from the vessel after rescuers were alerted to the fire on Thursday. This boat, which has been bought and renamed many times, seems to be out of luck. From the navigator Alain Colas to the French businessman Bernard Tapie, the Phocéa, a sailboat built for solo ocean racing and transformed into a luxury yacht, had an incredible destiny to end up sunk off the coast of Malaysia. No. The four-masted yacht was built for renowned French sailor Alain Colas in 1976 and was owned by Tapie in the 1980s and 90s. By registering, you agree to our T&C and Privacy Policy. Malaysia's coastguard said the 75m Phocea sank near the holiday island of Langkawi early Friday morning, a day after a blaze engulfed the four-masted yacht. He often flaunted his wealth, buying a 72-metre yacht and a football club, Olympique de Marseille, which won the French championship while he … A multimillion-dollar sailing yacht that once belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie has sunk off the coast of Malaysia, an official confirmed Sunday, after it caught fire a few days ago. Former French minister and scandal-ridden tycoon Bernard Tapie, the former owner of Adidas, was attacked along with his wife during a night-time burglary of their home near Paris, police said Sunday. "We believed it sank Friday morning, at about five or six a.m.," senior coastguard official Mohamad Zawawi Abdullah told AFP. Tapie was born in Paris. The yacht’s owner is Gabriele Volpi. The burglars evaded guards and entered the property via a window, then attacked the couple before stealing two watches, including a Rolex, earrings, bracelets and a ring. “The seven crewmen were successfully transferred to KM Tenggol and they are safe and unhurt,” he said in a statement.“No oil spill was reported and we will continue monitoring the situation”. Fire hits yacht that belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie off Malaysia straitstimes.com. You have reached your limit of subscriber-only articles this month. The 75.12 metre Phocea was first built in 1976 for single-handed yachtsman Alain Colas as Club Mediterranée. “I complained so much it’s sad”, confided this Sunday Bernard Tapie, after learning of … Seven crew members were saved from the vessel after rescuers were alerted to the fire on Thursday. It was later sold to a wealthy Lebanese woman for 36.5 million francs (S$12 million today), according to media reports. The four-masted yacht was built for renowned French sailor Alain Colas in 1976 and was owned by Tapie in the 1980s and 90s. Article written by Posted the 02/21/2021 11:14 AM Update the 02/21/2021 11:14 AM Reading time : 1 min. AFP / Apr 5, 2021, 13:59 IST. Just click on the icons to get to the download page. 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