June 8, 2020

Out-News = Yacht Cargo Ship Almost Capsizes in Palma

A yacht cargo ship M/V Super Servant 4 with five super yachts and some smaller yachts almost capsized in Palma,  Mallorca on Monday 8 June morning.  An electrical fault caused Super Servant 4 to list heavily to starboard.  The fast intervention from the Mallorca Port Authority, which used mooring and tug boats helped Super Servant 4 not to capsize. Thankfully the ship managed to restore its electrical system and operate its bilge pumps, to control the situation.  No pollution has occurred and no person was injured.  Damage on the super yachts is still being evaluated.    
Super yacht transport vessels like Super Servant 4, which are large movable floating docks able to carry a dozen or so of very large yachts, are very popular especially to move super yachts in between the important yachting seasons of the Mediterranean which starts in Spring around May, and to that of the Caribbean which starts in mid Autumn just after the hurricane season ends.
Of the yachts onboard I managed to spot M/Y Were Dreams an Amels 52m launched in 2008, M/Y Amor Azur a Palmer Johnson 45.5 m build in 1994, M/Y Celestial a De Beers 41.76m from 1963, a Sanlorenzo SL118, and a Wajer 55 S.

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