A massive superyacht named My Saga sank off the coast of southern Italy on Saturday.
The recorded video shows the forty-meter yacht sinking off the coast of Catanzaro Marina and teetering into the water for seconds before completely sinking.
Local news outlets reported that My Saga was sailing from Gallipoli to Milazzo, Sicily on Saturday under a Cayman Islands flag with a full Italian crew.
The Italian Coast Guard said on Twitter that all crew members and passengers were rescued and uninjured although the worsening weather conditions made it impossible for a rescue tugboat to pull the yacht to safety.
According to a local news agency, ANSA, My Saga first reported issues on Saturday after setting sail from Gallipoli. It was on Italy’s southeastern peninsula and patrol boats from the Italian Coast Guard in Crotone and from the European Border Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) were dispatched to the scene.
Investigations are underway to determine the reason for the sinking of the superyacht, which was built in 2007 in Italy.
Nei giorni scorsi, la #GuardiaCostiera di #Crotone ha coordinato operazioni di salvataggio di passeggeri ed equipaggio di uno yacht di 40m, affondato a 9 miglia al largo di #CatanzaroMarina.
Avviata inchiesta amministrativa per individuarne le cause. #SAR #AlServizioDegliAltri pic.twitter.com/kezuiivqsM
— Guardia Costiera (@guardiacostiera) August 22, 2022
The sinking of the superyacht goes viral
The captured video of My Saga is not the first time a video of a sinking yacht has gone viral on the internet.
In May, rapper Cardi B posted footage on social media of a yacht sinking near her hotel while she was on vacation in an unknown location.
The artist could be heard screaming as she wondered whether there was a “big boat that could save it.” She eventually bid it farewell as it disappeared into the water and clarified no one was onboard.
Still, in May, passers-by watched as another multimillion-dollar yacht, the Rendezvous, sank in Torquay Harbor, a marina in southwestern England, after a fire broke out onboard.
Earlier this month in August, the 145-foot Aria SF caught fire off the Balearic island of Formentera in Spain. The incident was also captured on camera and circulated widely, going viral on social media.