The 49-meter superyacht 007 sank off the island of Kythnos, Greece on Friday night, according to the Hellenic Coast Guard. No one was hurt.
The incident took place at Kolona Bay, where one of the most picturesque beaches in Greece is located. It is a favorite destination for yachts.
On Saturday morning, the Coast Guard announced that the yacht is now in an almost fully submerged state. An investigation into the sinking has begun.
The Greek media outlet Cyclades24 reported that the superyacht 007 ran aground on Friday evening, causing an inflow of water that gradually tilted the vessel.
The Coast Guard answered mayday calls and discovered the vessel in a semi-submerged state, though the five passengers onboard were not in danger and were quickly rescued.
The announcement of the Coast Guard in detail was as follows:
In the evening hours of Friday, the Port Authority of Kythnos was informed by the Unified Center for Coordination of Search and Rescue LS-EL.AKT. that the yacht 007 of the flag of Great Britain has run aground in the sea area of Kolona Bay, Kythnos with five foreign passengers.
The E/P vessel DELTA II T. Saronicou 4760 rushed to the area with a member of the relevant Port Authority on board, where it located the above semi-submerged T/C, at a distance of approximately 15 meters from the western side of the sandy beach of Kolona Bay. The passengers, all in good health, transferred to the auxiliary boat and were then transferred to the port of Merichas in Kythnos.
The superyacht 007 was launched as Amazon A by the Turkish shipyard Aegean Yacht in 2006. She was originally 32-meters in length but has since undergone at least two major extensions to a length of approximately 49-meters.
During her first major refit, she was extended to about 42-meters, and during her last major refit, she was extended again with a long, open aft deck, and both her hull and superstructure were painted black.
The superyacht was spotted on the island of Syros in 2019.