Anti-fouling escapade leaves $79m superyacht partially sunk

Photo by Triangle News
Photo by Triangle News

A luxury superyacht owned by a Saudi Prince has dramatically capsized and partially sunk while it was docked at a repair yard in Perama, Greece. The yacht, Nourah of Riyad, owned by Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd Al Saud, was being lifted out of the water for repairs when it capsized.

The $79m USD yacht has 11 cabins for up to 22 guests and a crew of 18, a master suite, a VIP stateroom, a jacuzzi on deck and a cinema on board. There was no marine pollution as a result of the incident according to Greek City Times. The yacht turned at a 45-degree angle, becoming partially submerged in the water. The unfortunate and expensive accident happened as the vessel was undergoing anti-fouling works.

She is powered by two Caterpillar 3,150hp diesel engines and has 170,000 litre fuel tanks that give her a maximum range of 6,000 nautical miles.

The luxury yacht is said to have damaged a neighbouring shipyard as well as equipment on board the tourist boat Lamadin, which was also nearby.

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