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Investigators, however, say no other vessel was involved, and that the boat either struck something in the water or was struck.
The L’Austral is a French-flagged luxury ship launched in 2011 and operated by Compagnie du Ponant. It has a capacity of 264 passengers and 140 crewmembers.
*An earlier version of this story stated that the vessel involved was reported to have been of the make Targa. Since we have not are able to independently confirm the type of boat, the information has been left out. Sorry.