September 6, 2021

Super Yacht Burns then Sinks in Olbia Yacht Marina

A 35 meter super yacht m/y Siempre went ablaze and eventually sank on 0130 of the night morning of sixth September while in its berth at the Marina di Olbia, Sardinia.  The super yacht had four crew onboard at the time, which where saved and unharmed.  The fire which is reported to have started on deck spread very fast, and took two fire fighting squads about three hours to extinguish.  Siempre eventually capsized and sank, and now leaves the environmental hurdle this type of accident brings.
M/y Siempre is a Tansu 35.2 meter Tigershark Class model build in 2010 in Turkey, with a steel hull and aluminium super structure.  Designed by Riza Tansu, this super yacht features a distinctive destroyer look and offered interior for twelve guests in five cabins, with a crew of six in three cabins, and is powered by twin Cat 1825hp engines which gave top speeds up to seventeen knots and a cruise of thirteen.  Siempre was launched as Ceylan, then renamed to Obo and last refitted in 2020. 
Tansu shipyard started operating in 1998 inspired by Pacific Northwest trawler explorer yachts, it entered yacht building in 2001 with the 26 meter Seaton Class super yacht.  

1 comment:

  1. The investigation of this incident, has confirmed that the cause of the fire was caused by Lithium-Ion batteries powering a water toy on the super yacht.