Four bodies have been found after a 40ft super-yacht was stolen and mysterious floated away by itself.

Around a week ago, a German man called Marco Ceferin reported his yacht – called Marco Polo – as missing from the Nai Harn beach moorings in Thailand.

CCTV images showed three people getting onto it at around 8am on Wednesday (December 28), and it then appeared to float away by itself without anyone driving it.

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Local media reports claimed the boat “dragged the anchor” and went adrift towards the neighbouring Nicobar Islands.

But bodies of four people have now been found on the Ko Racha Noi islands, which is very close to where the boat broke from its moorings.

The discovery was found at around 12.35pm yesterday (January 1), just 24 hours after local fisherman Apiwat Konsgawat found two bodies on another island nearby.

The Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Centre – or ThaiMECC 3 for short – recovered the bodies shortly after, with rescue workers and officials boarding a boat located around 300 metres away shortly after.

It is not clear whether or not the Marco Polo was the boat found, but it has been claimed this was the only boat reported missing in recent days despite the discovery of the bodies on the island and two others nearby.

The only way to get from the Nai Harn beach to the place where the bodies were found is by boat.

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No official comments have been made by officials, but according to Phuket News an internet thread claimed the bodies were there around 12 hours before the ThaiMECC 3 were called to find them.

The comment allegedly said: “Interesting day, I hear two bodies found in the water at Bay One Racha Yai.

“Found by a dive boat.”

Images from the scene show the two bodies found were a “foreign man and a foreign woman”.

No details about their deaths, or the deaths of those linked to the Marco Polo, have been released.

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