Video shows 131ft superyacht sinking in sea

This week, authorities shared some striking video of a 130-foot yacht sinking in the sea off the Italian coast. Those on board had to be rescued before the luxury craft disappeared into the water, and footage and reports of the incident painted a dramatic picture. But it turns out yacht disasters happen more often than you might think. Read on to find out what happened here and why you should probably check your insurance cover if you’ve recently invested in a superyacht.

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In footage taken by the Italian Coastguard, the large ship is seen listing heavily on its side and then slowly sinking, stern first, into the Ionian Sea, nine miles off the Italian coast. The ship was sailing from Gallipoli to Milazzo, Sicily, on Saturday when it started taking on water. The 15-year-old craft contained six cabins and four crew cabins. The Coast Guard rescued nine people – four passengers and five crew – who were on board the yacht, dubbed MY Saga. The ship was valued at $7.8 million, Bloomberg reported. “In recent days, the Guardia Costiera de Crotone coordinated the rescue operations of the passengers and crew of a 40-meter yacht, which sank 9 miles off the Catanzaro marina,” reads the tweet. coast guard. “An administrative investigation has been opened to identify the causes.” Keep reading to see the video.

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According to the Italian National Associated News Agency (ANSA), the ship reported a problem after departure from Gallipoli. Boats from the Italian Coast Guard from Crotone and the European Border and Coast Guard rushed to the site. A towing company attempted to salvage the vessel via a tug, but bad weather and the yacht’s tilted position complicated matters. Ultimately the salvage was abandoned as “impractical” and the ship sank in the Gulf of Squillace.

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It’s not every day that a superyacht is lost at sea, but this has been an exceptionally risky year for these luxury boats. According Super Yacht Schedules, in 2022, eight yachts caught fire, three sank, two were attacked and a 50-meter sailboat was hit by a rescue vessel. A celebrity’s video of a sinking yacht earlier this year has attracted nearly 2 million views. Read on to find out whose.

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In May, Cardi B posted a video of a vacant yacht sinking near a hotel where she was vacationing. “Can’t believe I’m watching a yacht sink,” she captioned her tweet, which has been viewed over 1.9 million times. In the footage, the rapper screamed and asked why there wasn’t a “big boat that could save him”, before saying “goodbye” to the ship as it disappeared under the waves.

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This month a brand new superyacht was destroyed in a fire off the coast of Spain. On August 11, the 143-foot superyacht Aria SF caught fire, and the Spanish Coast Guard rescued seven crew and nine passengers. The boat was owned by Paolo Scuderi, Monaco’s tourism ambassador, who first sailed on the vessel in July.

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