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James Bond-themed superyacht called 007 SINKS yards from Greek beach after running aground

No, Mr Bond, I anticipate you to dive… 160ft James Bond-themed superyacht called 007 SINKS yards from Greek beach after running aground earlier than rescuers leap aboard to save lots of passengers

  • The vessel owned by a Swiss businessman flying beneath a British flag ran aground off the coast of Kythnos
  • The superyacht was 49ft from the shore when it hit rocks and began itemizing after alleged GPS malfunction
  • Five passengers had been rescued by Coast Guard when it began itemizing earlier than the boat submerged 

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A 160ft James Bond-themed superyacht named 007 has sunk simply yards off a Greek beach.

The vessel, which is regarded as owned by a Swiss businessman however was crusing beneath a British flag, ran aground after hitting rocks simply 49ft off the picturesque Kolona Bay on the island of Kythnos.

The boat’s GPS allegedly malfunctioned and led the boat in the direction of the shore earlier than it began itemizing closely on the port aspect as water began pouring in.

Coast Guard answered mayday calls and the 5 passengers on board had been rapidly rescued after it began sinking on Friday night. By Saturday, the yacht was virtually absolutely submerged. 

A 160ft James Bond-themed superyacht named 007 has sunk simply yards off a Greek beach

The superyacht was developed by Aegean Yachts in 2006 and rescuers were able to contain it with a floating sea wall, limiting pollution

The superyacht was developed by Aegean Yachts in 2006 and rescuers had been in a position to include it with a floating sea wall, limiting air pollution

The vessel owned by a Swiss businessman ran aground after hitting rocks just 49ft off the picturesque Kolona Bay

The vessel owned by a Swiss businessman ran aground after hitting rocks simply 49ft off the picturesque Kolona Bay

The vessel ran aground after hitting rocks just 49ft off the picturesque Kolona Bay on the island of Kythnos (pictured)

The vessel ran aground after hitting rocks simply 49ft off the picturesque Kolona Bay on the island of Kythnos (pictured)

Coast Guard answered mayday calls and the five passengers on board were quickly rescued after it started sinking on Friday evening

Coast Guard answered mayday calls and the five passengers on board were quickly rescued after it started sinking on Friday evening

Coast Guard answered mayday calls and the 5 passengers on board had been rapidly rescued after it began sinking on Friday night

The superyacht was developed by Bodrum-based shipyard Aegean Yachts in 2006 and rescuers were able to contain it with a floating sea wall, limiting pollution

The superyacht was developed by Bodrum-based shipyard Aegean Yachts in 2006 and rescuers had been in a position to include it with a floating sea wall, limiting air pollution

Kolona beach is a narrow strip of land connecting Kythnos to the islet of Agios Loukas and is a popular destination for yachts and boats

Kolona beach is a slender strip of land connecting Kythnos to the islet of Agios Loukas and is a well-liked vacation spot for yachts and boats

The 007 can accommodate as much as 10 passengers and 5 crew on board and has a metal hull and aluminium superstructure.

The boat match for a world spy comes with the long-lasting 007 emblem and gun and its personal helipad.

The superyacht was developed by Bodrum-based shipyard Aegean Yachts in 2006 and rescuers had been in a position to include it with a floating sea wall, limiting air pollution.

An investigation into the sinking is underway by the Coast Guard.

 It is the third largest yacht constructed by Aegean and it was final offered in 2012, in line with Superyacht Times.

It has five cabins, including a master suite, and can sleep ten people. The owner is not known

It has 5 cabins, together with a grasp suite, and may sleep ten folks. The proprietor just isn’t identified

The boat's GPS allegedly malfunctioned and led the boat towards the shore which led it to start listing heavily on the port side as water started pouring in

The boat’s GPS allegedly malfunctioned and led the boat in the direction of the shore which led it to begin itemizing closely on the port aspect as water began pouring in

The 007 can accommodate up to 10 passengers and five crew on board and has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure

The 007 can accommodate up to 10 passengers and five crew on board and has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure

The 007 can accommodate as much as 10 passengers and 5 crew on board and has a metal hull and aluminium superstructure

It has five cabins, including a master suite, and can sleep ten people. The owner is not known

It has 5 cabins, together with a grasp suite, and may sleep ten folks. The proprietor just isn’t identified

The boat fit for an international spy comes with the iconic 007 logo and gun and its own helipad

The boat match for a world spy comes with the long-lasting 007 emblem and gun and its personal helipad

The vessel has a prime pace of 12 knots and has 5 cabins together with a grasp suite.

An area boat proprietor informed SWNS press company: ‘They say that the captain had some depth drawback and he hit the underside.

‘In attempting to not be sunk, he sailed nearer to shore, in lower than ten metres depth, and that is how the ship bought to that position. No folks had been damage.

‘The coastguard was instantly conscious and despatched assist in the evening. Next morning they put an antipollution perimeter. It seems there was no diesel leakage or harm to the surroundings.’

Kolona beach is a slender strip of land connecting Kythnos to the islet of Agios Loukas and is a well-liked vacation spot for yachts and boats.

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