We saw this boat, beached on Black Rock Beach, next to the Marina. We are pretty sure it's the boat that we read about in The Argus. It was beached yesterday and after it was searched, the owner was arrested. No more information, though we imagine that alcohol or (more likely) drugs are involved in some way.
The boat's name is 'Placebo'. interestingly. It's surrounded by Coastguard tape. and secured by one chain.The Coastguard must know what they are doing, but it seems unlikely that it could survive high tide and higher winds. It could do some damage if it is driven into the supports of the Brighton Pier, just down the beach.