Superyacht drifting out to sea
13 Jul 2006
The superyacht pictured here in Mykonos sails at anchor badly anyway, but when its skipper didn’t put out enough chain in 35 knots of wind on Sunday, she lost control altogether.
First, with no-one on deck, she was drifting out to sea in the high wind at great speed. Then, as her anchor caught inadvertently right next to a much smaller sailing yacht, she sailed, still with no-one on deck, straight into the sailing yacht.
We watched, helpless but with a fascinated horror, as the crew of the sailing yacht shouted over the wind, ran for fenders and got their entire crew on deck. Finally, just before the collision, bodies started to appear on the bigger motoryacht, but too late, too late, too late….
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