The dramatic moment a 40-meter superyacht sank into the Mediterranean Sea after being pounded by a storm was seen on camera.
Superyacht sinks off Italian coast
On Saturday night, the 40-meter-long luxury ship was en route from Gallipoli to Milazzo when it ran into problems around 15 kilometres from Catanzaro Marina in Italy.
Video captures the My Saga yacht gradually vanishing beneath the sea while lifeboats seem to float nearby.
Italian coastguard rescued all passangers of superyacht
The boat was reportedly taking on a sizable amount of water from the stern when the captain made a distress call to the Port Authority of Crotone.
The four passengers and five crew members on board were all saved by the Italian coastguard, which sent out two patrol boats.
The Super Yacht Times writes that due to deteriorating weather, a tugboat dispatched before dawn was unable to prevent the superyacht from sunking. The Saga eventually sank on Sunday at around 1 p.m.
According to the outlet, the boat, which was constructed in Monaco back in 2007, had an all-Italian crew aboard and was flying the Cayman Islands flag when it sank.
An investigation into the reason has been started.
How did 130ft superyacht sinks off Italian coast?
The Italian Coast Guard, who had rescued nine people from the yacht as it started to sink, uploaded a horrifying video of the amazing vessel slowly dissipating.
According to local sources, bad weather prevented a tug-boat salvage operation for the yacht.
However, investigators are still attempting to determine exactly how everything happened.
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The 85-foot sailboat was on fire and blowing dense, black smoke into the sky.
After the fire destroyed the ropes holding the boat to the pier, the yacht is said to have drifted into the harbour before being later secured by the fire department.
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The vessel had about 8000 litres of diesel fuel, according to a fire department statement.
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