June 20, 2024

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The famous superyacht “007” sank on Kythnos

The 49-meter yacht “007”, driven by a Swiss businessman, ran aground on the beach of Kythnos, while water gushed through the gap formed, and the ship, leaning to the left, half-sank.

Apparently, there was a glitch in the GPS, and incorrect information brought the ship into shallow water. It is noted that the boat did not sink completely, so there is no pollution of the marine environment. And numerous vacationers on the beach are trying to get closer to see the famous yacht.

The recovery and towing operation is being coordinated by the Coast Guard with the assistance of the Syros Port Authority vessel. cyclades24.gr. A towing company has arrived in Kythnos and is considering how to tow an ultra-luxury boat – it’s only a matter of time before. The Coast Guard statement says:

In the evening hours of Friday, the Port Authority of Kythnos received information from the Unified Center for the Coordination of Search and Rescue Operations Λ.Σ.-ΕΛ.ΑΚΤ. five foreign passengers. The vessel Ε/Π σκάφος “ΔΕΛΤΑ ΙΙ” Τ.Σαρωνικού 4760 rushed to the area with an employee of the relevant port authority on board, where it found the above vessel half-submerged, at a distance of about 15 meters from the western side of the sandy beach of Kolonas Bay. The passengers, all in good health, were transferred to a support boat and then taken to the port of Merihas. The port of Kythnos is conducting a preliminary investigation, and no pollution of the marine environment has been observed since the incident.



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