So the Equanimity has finally been seized by of all people, the Indonesian authorities, working together with the FBI since 21 February 2018, within sniffing distance of Malaysia.
It is quite the irony given that many have been tracking it all around the world in Macao, Hong Kong, New Zealand among other places using ship-tracking websites.
Many questions arise: why come to Bali and near the highly monitored Straits of Malacca? Surely that must have been testing luck. How did the Indonesians get involved when the yacht was essentially under a US Department of Justice/FBI probe?
It was not long ago that Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi said the government had received no information about the yacht after it reportedly docked in Aceh on 23 October 2017. “No information on this has reached me,” he said then.