The unfortunate maritime disaster occurred on Friday night after the 160-foot vessel that reportedly sails with a British flag but is owned by a Swiss businessman. It reportedly experienced a GPS issue when it was off Kythos Island, SWNS informed. This allegedly prompted the ship’s captain to bring it closer to the shore than what was advisable.
As a result, the James Bond-themed luxury boat hit the rocks and started taking on water when it had five individuals on it.
In an attempt to not sink, the captain sailed closer to the shore, in less than about 10 meters depth — and that is how the vessel attained that position, a boat owner who experienced the catastrophe explained.
Accompanying video footage, uploaded on YouTube, reflects the vessel, which boasts a half-sunken helipad on its side approximately 50 feet from close to Kolona Beach.
All five passengers were safely rescued and transported to safety by the time the “007” sank. No one was hurt, described the eyewitness.
The coastguard was aware and sent aid in the night.
Rescuers also made an anti-pollution perimeter at the site, even though there was no impairment to the nearby scenery or no diesel leakage, the bystander specified.
Local authorities will probe into the sinking. The ship was delivered in 2006 by Aegean Yacht, a Bodrum-based shipyard. However, the owner remains unknown.
Besides a helipad, the superyacht has five cabins, including the main suite, and can sleep ten individuals.
This is not the first time a luxury vessel has recently paid a visit to Davy Jones’ locker. Last month, shocking footage of a 130-foot superyacht reportedly capsizing and sinking stern-first off the coast of Italy went viral.
In February 2022, a Ukrainian man was also arrested for partially sinking his Russian boss’s super yacht in Spain in protest over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The luxury vessel was worth $7.7 million.
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