September 3, 2022

Super Yacht Capsizes and Sinks in Kythnos

M/y 007 a 49 meter super yacht went aground and later capsized and partly sank in Kolones Bay, Kythnos island, part of the Cyclades archipelago of islands in South East Greece on the night of second September.  The super yacht reportedly ran aground breaching the hull in the process and causing a high influx of water and tilting to port side, with the yacht later capsizing about fifteen meters away from the beach.  It is said but not confirmed that the captain was trying to beach m/y 007 before it capsized.  The super yacht had five passengers at the time of the accident, which are all reported safe.  No pollution is reported.
M/y 007 is a 2006 Aegean Yachts build in Turkey to a design of Yavuz Mete.  Launched as Amazon A in 2006 as a 32 meter, she was first extended to 42 meters, and then again to its current 49 meters size.  Build of steel she is powered by twin Cats 650hp engines which give her a top speed up to twelve knots.  Refitted in 2012 and 2018, m/y 007 was last reported sold in 2012 and was not currently listed for sale.

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