Video: Dramatic sinking of £3.2m superyacht
What caused the extraordinary sinking of this massive £3.2 million Italian superyacht this month off the Greek Island of Mykonos? Port authority officers have been trying to determine what exactly happened but as of yet no one knows. Photos are being syndicated around the world showing the alarming sight of an expensive bow sticking up out of the water.
Footage on local TV channel Mykonos Live TV shows the slow, dramatic submersion of the yacht, and it’s been suggested that the sinking was caused by a collision with a submerged reef at dawn. All four passengers escaped unharmed. The Mykonos Daily has reported that port officials set up a boom around the motor yacht, which has a US flag, to absorb any fuel or oil that seeps into the sea.
The 106ft luxury vessel is believed to be a Custom Line Navetta 33, and is thought to be owned by a Turkish businessman. It began to have problems and started sinking when moored near the Greek island of Mykonos, between the beaches of Psarou and Platis Gialos.
The doomed superyacht is reportedly MY Aloha, a 2009 model that was built in Italy and is not currently available for private charter.
Reports from the local media confirm that all passengers left the boat safely before it went under. As the boat - worth a cool £3.2million - began to sink, locals alerted the port authority and then recorded the scene with their smartphones.
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Article: Alison Clements
Photo: Mykonos Live TV