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A James Bond-themed superyacht that sails under the British flag, and is owned by a Swiss businessman, just sank into the shallow, azure waters of Greece.
As The New York Post quipped, this 49-metre luxury vessel is “sunken but not stirred”.
The superyacht, named “007”, sank with five passengers on board following a GPS malfunction off Kythos Island on Friday night.
Because of this technical issue, the captain was prompted to bring the boat closer to the shore than what was advisable.
That led to the whopper hitting the rocks, causing an inflow of water that tipped it into the blue sea. I guess there was no other time to die:
A boat owner who witnessed the catastrophe confirmed the circumstances of the sinking, saying that “in trying not to be sunk, he sailed closer to shore, in less than 10 meters depth — and that’s how the ship got to that position”.
A video, with a rather tasteful tune, shows the vessel’s helipad sticking out as it lays on its side around 15 metres from the nearby Kolona Beach:
Sky News Australia has a comprehensive report worth watching if only for the accent:
All five passengers were rescued and transported to safety, and no one was hurt in the sinking of this ship:
Rescuers also erected an anti-pollution perimeter in the area, although there was reportedly “no diesel leakage or damage to the scenery,” the bystander said.
An investigation has been launched into the incident.
A 40-metre-long superyacht capsized and sank butt-first a few kilometres off the coast of Italy some weeks ago.
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