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Footage captured the calamitous moment that a massive superyacht named “007” sank — with five passengers inside — in Greece

The maritime disaster occurred Friday night after the 160-foot vessel, which reportedly sails under a British flag but is owned by a Swiss businessman, experienced a GPS malfunction off Kythos Island, SWNS reported. This reportedly prompted the captain to bring it closer to shore than was advisable.

As a result, the James Bond-themed luxury boat hit the rocks, and began taking on water with five passengers inside.

“In trying not to be sunk, he sailed closer to shore, in less than 10 meters depth — and that’s how the ship got to that position,” explained a boat owner who witnessed the catastrophe.

Accompanying footage, uploaded to YouTube, shows the swanky vessel, which sports a helipad, lying half-sunken on its side around 50 feet from the nearby Kolona Beach.

The pleasure cruiser hit the rocks off Kythos Island, Greece at around 11pm on Friday.

Thankfully, all five passengers were rescued and transported to safety before the “007” sank. “No people were hurt,” described the aforementioned eyewitness. “The coastguard was immediately aware and sent help in the night.”

Rescuers also erected an anti-pollution perimeter in the area, although there was reportedly “no diesel leakage or damage to the scenery,” the bystander said.

The luxury vessel boasted a helipad, five cabins including a master suite, and other features befitting its James Bond namesake.

Local authorities will launch a probe into the sinking of the “007,” which was delivered in 2006 by the Bodrum-based shipyard Aegean Yacht, but whose owner remains unknown.

Along with a helipad, the superyacht reportedly boasts five cabins, including a master suite, and can reportedly sleep ten people.

This isn’t the first time a luxury vessel has visited Davy Jones’ locker of late. Last month, heart-pounding footage emerged of a 130-foot superyacht capsizing and sinking stern-first into the water off the Italian coast.

In February, a Ukrainian man was arrested for partially sinking his Russian tycoon boss’s $7.7 million luxury super yacht in Spain in protest over the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine.

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James Bond-Themed Superyacht Called '007' Sinks Within Yards of Greek Beach

"In trying not to be sunk, he sailed closer to shore," a boat owner who watched the event unfold said of the captain's actions

Five passengers aboard a superyacht named in honor of British superspy James Bond had to be rescued after it capsized and began sinking yards away from a Greek beach Friday.

The 160-foot superyacht named "007" experienced a GPS malfunction around 50 feet from the beaches of Kolona Bay on the Mediterranean island of Kythnos, SWNS reported.

"They say that the captain had some depth problem and he hit the bottom," a boat owner said about the vessel's captain, per SWNS

"In trying not to be sunk, he sailed closer to shore, in less than 10 meters depth — and that's how the ship got to that position." Thankfully, nobody was hurt in the incident, added SWNS.

"The coastguard was immediately aware and sent help in the night," the local continued, per SWNS.

"Next morning they put an antipollution perimeter," the boat owner continued. "It appears there was no diesel leakage or damage to the scenery."

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According to SuperYacht Times , the "007" was developed by Aegean Yachts in 2006 and can accommodate up to 10 people. It also has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure.

In true James Bond style, however, the identity of the owner has not been revealed.

The sinking of the 007 follows the demise of a 131-foot superyacht named My Saga, which capsized nine miles off the coast of Catanzaro, Italy in August.

Shocking footage released by the Italian coast guard showed the vessel sinking stern-first near the Catanzaro Marina.

According to the BBC , "the Italian coast guard rescued all nine people on board – four passengers and five crew. The outlet reported the ship was heading from Gallipoli to Milazzo.

An investigation of the incident is ongoing and it is still unclear what caused the yacht to sink.

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A superyacht named 007 has sunk after running aground off an island on Friday.

The 49-metre long vessel hit rocks off the Greek island of Kythnos and was seen lying on its side in the sea after the five passengers on board were rescued.

The James Bond-themed luxury yacht, which has a helipad, was seen lying semi-submerged about 15 metres from Kolona Beach, The Sun reports.

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The 007 yacht lying on its side after running aground. Picture: SWNS/Mega

The boat hit rocks around 11pm on Friday and water then poured in as rescuers scrambled to get passenger on to another vessel and ashore.

The GPS reportedly malfunctioned and according to a local boat owner, the skipper then brought the vessel closer to shore.

“In trying not to be sunk, he sailed closer to shore, in less than ten metres depth, and that’s how the ship got to that position,” he said.

“No people were hurt. The coastguard was immediately aware and sent help in the night. Next morning they put up an anti-pollution perimeter.

“It appears there was no diesel leakage or damage to the scenery.”

The boat sails under a British flag but is owned by a Swiss businessman.

Anti-pollution barriers have been put in place in case of fuel leakage.

Local authorities will now conduct an investigation into the incident.

The 49-metre long vessel’s GPS allegedly failed before the accident. Picture: SWNS/Mega

The 007 was delivered in 2006 by Bodrum-based shipyard Aegean Yacht but who owns it remains a mystery.

It has five cabins, including a master suite, and can sleep ten people.

The vessel was originally 32 metre long and called Royal Enterprise but underwent an extension.

It comes after the 39-metre superyacht My Saga sank off the coast of Italy after it was battered by a storm.

Nine people were rescued from the submerging vessel on Saturday as it sunk in the Gulf of Squillace, off the coast of Catanzaro.

Dramatic footage shows the superyacht on the water for a few moments before it completely sinks stern-first.

An investigation to determine what caused the vessel to sink has been launched.

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According to the Super Yacht Times , My Saga was travelling from Gallipoli, Turkey to Milazzo in Italy under a Cayman Islands flag.

Four passengers and five crew were all rescued before it sunk.

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Salvage operation underway for grounded 49m superyacht 007 in Greece

A salvage operation is underway to remove the 49-metre Aegean Yacht 007  from her current resting place in the waters of Kythnos, in the Cyclades island chain in Greece.  The yacht was hoisted into an upright position in the early hours of March 21, and a post by the mayor of Kythnos, Mr Stamatios Garderis, said "it's a matter of hours to remove 007 ". The salvage operation began on March 6.

Prior to the removal, the semi-submerged superyacht had been in the same spot since she ran aground and listed in the late hours of  September 2 2022. It is understood that the incident occurred when the yacht struck an underwater obstacle as a result of a failure in the navigation system and began to take on water. Allegedly, she was then deliberately grounded to avoid sinking in deep water. 

The local Coast Guard confirmed she was resting on shallow rocks around 15 metres from the shoreline.

Authorities were quick to contain any potential pollution or debris within a floating sea wall but the extent of the damage to the local area is not yet known. At the time of the incident, five passengers were safely rescued from the yacht.

007 was delivered in 2006 by Bodrum-based shipyard Aegean Yacht as a 32 metre yacht. She has been extended twice since delivery, bringing her total LOA up to 49 metres.

The fate of the superyacht is still not known. 

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A superyacht named ‘007’ has suffered a dramatic sinking in Greece.

It doesn’t, at first glance, appear to be a scene from a new James Bond film, but instead an unlucky coincidence.

The 150ft vessel ran aground off the island of Kythnos on Friday night.

According to local reports, five people onboard were rescued by Coast Guard and transported to safety.

The luxury yacht, which has a helipad, was seen lying semi-submerged on its side about 50ft from Kolona Beach.

Anti-pollution barriers have been put in place in case of fuel leakage.

A local boat owner said: ‘They say that the captain had some depth problem and he hit the bottom.

‘In trying not to be sunk, he sailed closer to shore, in less than ten metres depth, and that’s how the ship got to that position. No people were hurt.

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‘The coastguard was immediately aware and sent help in the night. Next morning they put an antipollution perimeter. It appears there was no diesel leakage or damage to the scenery.’

Local authorities in Greece will now conduct a preliminary investigation..

The 007 was delivered in 2006 by Bodrum-based shipyard Aegean Yacht.

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

According to SuperyachtNews.com , the Coastguard said the vessel was ‘half-submerged’ by the time rescuers arrived on the scene.

A spokesperson said: ‘The passengers, all in good health, were transferred to a support boat and then taken to the port of Merihas.

‘The port of Kythnos is conducting a preliminary investigation, and no pollution of the marine environment has been observed since the incident.’

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Astonishing moment spy-themed superyacht dubbed '007' SINKS as passengers saved

The "007" was reportedly led astray by its GPS before it ran aground near Kolona Bay on the island of Kythnos, Greece, with the coastguard rescuing the five passengers on board

A superyacht dubbed 007 sank off the coast of Greece

  • 16:54, 7 Sep 2022

This is the astonishing moment a spy-themed superyacht dubbed "007" sank off the coast of Greece.

The vessel was carrying five passengers when it ran aground near Kolona Bay on the island of Kythnos.

The coastguard rapidly responded to a mayday call and rescued the five people on board the boat.

Shocking images showed the superyacht keeling over after it hit some rocks under the waterline, the Daily Star reports.

The British-flagged vessel is believed to be owned by a Swiss businessman.

It was just 45 metres from the shore when it ran aground.

MailOnline reports that the boat had reportedly been led astray by its GPS, but soon began to lean heavily to one side as water flooded in through the damaged area.

The incident took place on Friday (September 2), and the boat had almost entirely sunk by the following day.

Adorned with the logo of Ian Flemming’s 007, the 10-person boat also had room for five crew.

The sinister-looking ship had an aluminium structure and a steel hull, although it wasn’t enough to prevent the catastrophic rock damage.

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Fit for a Bond villain, it even had its own helipad.

Built in 2006 by Bodrum-based shipyard Aegean Yachts, it was hemmed in by the coastguard, which used a floating sea wall to trap it in place and stop it or any pollutants from floating off.

Officials are currently investigating.

According to the Superyacht times , it is the largest ship Aegean makes, and was sold in 2012.

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With five cabins, the boat was able to cruise at 12 knots.

A local boat owner said: “They say that the captain had some depth problem and he hit the bottom.

“In trying not to be sunk, he sailed closer to shore, in less than 10 metres depth, and that's how the ship got to that position. No people were hurt.

“The coastguard was immediately aware and sent help in the night.

“Next morning they put an antipollution perimeter. It appears there was no diesel leakage or damage to the scenery.”

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Video: 49m superyacht 007 sinks in Greece

BY APB Staff on 6 Sep 2022

The yacht capsized on Friday, although it remains unclear how the 49-metre vessel ran aground

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Superyacht 007  has sunk off the coast of Greece, according to the local coast guard. Footage has been circulating on social media throughout the weekend of the stricken yacht, which is lying on its side in shallow waters off Kolona Bay in Kythnos.

The 49-metre vessel ran aground on Friday evening and reportedly took on water before capsizing. Reports say 007 is currently semi-submerged and awaiting recovery around 15 metres off the coast. The coast guard says that five passengers were rescued, and there are no reported injuries. Search and rescue teams have installed a boom around the yacht to prevent pollution from spreading around the local environment.  

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The yacht 007 capsized on Friday evening. Image: Cyclades24

In a statement, the Hellenic Coast Guard says: “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.”

Superyacht 007 runs aground in Kynthos, Greece https://t.co/MJuMZCDt79 #greece #greek #greekcitytimes pic.twitter.com/fe9KOWQVfq — Greek City Times (@greekcitytimes) September 3, 2022

There are some conflicting reports about how the yacht ran aground in the first place. An analysis by eSysman suggests that the captain may have chosen to ground the vessel after it hit rocks, to prevent it from sinking under the water. Meanwhile, Greek outlet Cyclades24 suggests that the GPS failed, leading the boat to run aground in the shallows before breaching and taking on water. 

A towing company is now on the scene in Kythnos, and is establishing how to safely remove the superyacht from the scene. 

007 was launched as Amazon A by Turkish shipyard Aegean Yacht , in 2006. The vessel was originally 32m long but has been extended to 49m in a series of modifications, which included an extra deck and helipad. 

In August, superyacht M/Y Saga sank off the coast of northern Italy , after the crew reported the vessel taking on water at the stern.

Dramatic footage of the scene shared by the  coast guard shows the 39.4-metre superyacht tilting heavily to starboard, as the waves crash against the decks. And, in June, a Custom Line Navetta 26 superyacht sank off the coast of Seferihisar, in western Turkey, after taking on water.

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No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to dive... 160ft James Bond-themed superyacht called 007 sinks yards from Greek beach after running aground before rescuers leap aboard to save passengers

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Published: 10:54 EDT, 7 September 2022 | Updated: 10:54 EDT, 7 September 2022

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A 160-foot James Bond-themed superyacht named 007 sank just yards away from a Greek beach.

A 160-foot James Bond-themed superyacht named 007 sank just yards away from a Greek beach.

The vessel, which is thought to be owned by a Swiss businessman but was sailing under a British flag, ran aground after hitting rocks just 49 feet off the picturesque Kolona Bay on the island of Kythnos.

The vessel, which is thought to be owned by a Swiss businessman but was sailing under a British flag, ran aground after hitting rocks just 49 feet off the picturesque Kolona Bay on the island of Kythnos.

The boat's GPS allegedly malfunctioned and led the boat towards the shore before it started sinking heavily on the port side as water started pouring in.

The boat's GPS allegedly malfunctioned and led the boat towards the shore before it started sinking heavily on the port side as water started pouring in.

Coast Guard answered mayday calls and the five passengers onboard were quickly rescued after the vessel started sinking on Friday evening. By Saturday, the yacht was almost fully submerged.

Coast Guard answered mayday calls and the five passengers onboard were quickly rescued after the vessel started sinking on Friday evening. By Saturday, the yacht was almost fully submerged.

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

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

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

An investigation into the sinking is underway by the Coast Guard. It is the third largest yacht built by Aegean, and it was last sold in 2012, according to Superyacht Times.

An investigation into the sinking is underway by the Coast Guard. It is the third largest yacht built by Aegean, and it was last sold in 2012, according to Superyacht Times.

The vessel has a top speed of 12 knots and has five cabins, including a master suite. A local boat owner told SWNS press agency: 'They say that the captain had some depth problem and he hit the bottom.'

The vessel has a top speed of 12 knots and has five cabins, including a master suite. A local boat owner told SWNS press agency: 'They say that the captain had some depth problem and he hit the bottom.'

'In trying not to be sunk, he sailed closer to shore, in less than ten meters depth, and that's how the ship got to that position. No people were hurt.' The boat owner continued: 'The coastguard was immediately aware and sent help in the night. Next morning they put an antipollution perimeter. It appears there was no diesel leakage or damage to the scenery.'

'In trying not to be sunk, he sailed closer to shore, in less than ten meters depth, and that's how the ship got to that position. No people were hurt.' The boat owner continued: 'The coastguard was immediately aware and sent help in the night. Next morning they put an antipollution perimeter. It appears there was no diesel leakage or damage to the scenery.'

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

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VIDEO: 007 superyacht sinks in Greece

Monday, September 5th, 2022

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In what feels like a never-ending run of disaster stories this year, a 49m superyacht – known as 007 – has capsized and is now semi-submerged in Greece, 15m off shore, awaiting recovery (2 Sept 2022).

According to the Hellenic Coast Guard, five passengers were rescued. No one was hurt. The incident took place at Kolona Bay, Kythnos.

Media reports suggest that the superyacht ran aground on Friday evening, causing an inflow of water that gradually tilted the vessel.

The coast guard answered mayday calls and found the vessel in a semi-submerged state.

According to Cyclades24 , there was failure in the GPS and the boat ran aground in the shallows, a breach was created and there was a large inflow of water causing 007 to lean on its side into the sea. This has yet to be confirmed.

An alternative report from eSysman suggests the captain deliberately tried to ground the vessel to stop it from sinking after it hit the rocks.

The Greek media outlet also says no marine pollution was caused and procedures for removal have already started. A towing company has arrived in Kythnos and is considering how to tow the ultra-luxury boat.

007 was launched as Amazon A by the Turkish shipyard Aegean Yacht in 2006. She was originally 32m long but has since been modified extensively to 49m.

“Shaken, stirred or on the rocks Mr. Bond?” asks one commentator.

Earlier in August, MIN reported on the sinking of a 39m yacht in Italy, and prior to that the 26m Kapky sank off the Turkish coast . A 49m schooner also sank in June after being hit by a supply vessel in a Spanish port.

An investigation into the superyacht sinking in Greece has begun.

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You could say that 2022 has not been a good year for superyachts in general, and you wouldn’t be completely off the mark. In between seizures and legal complications, and what seems like an increased number of totaling incidents, superyacht-watching has definitely gotten more… dramatic this past year.

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We can now add another incident to that ever-growing list: 007, a superyacht delivered by Aegean Yachts in 2006, has sunk after running aground off the coast of Greece. It happened on Friday night (September 2), with reports in the local  media  saying that the captain hit rocks under the surface of the water.

The ship is now almost completely submerged in Kolona Bay in Kythnos, in the Cyclades island chain in Greece, only some 15 meters (49.2 feet) from the beach. The Greek Coast Guard has confirmed the incident but, for the time being, it can’t speak on the circumstances surrounding it – and for very good reason, since an investigation into the cause is still underway.

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The good news is that the five people onboard the vessel were rescued by the Coast Guard and transported to safety. The other piece of good news is that Coast Guard personnel was able to contain the superyacht with a floating sea wall, and there have been no reports of pollution as of the time of press. Given the location of the wreck, it is very likely that a recovery operation will be attempted.

The captain called in for help after running aground, as the ship started taking on water. Shortly afterwards, 007 listed on the port side, and eventually capsized. Photos and videos have emerged on social media showing the extent of the damage, and you will find some of them included in this article.

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007 is a 49-meter (160-foot) superyacht that wasn’t available for charter, but was often described as the perfect family boat. Initially delivered as a 32-meter (105-footer) under the name Royal Enterprise, at the Bodrum shipyard in Turkey, it’s been through several refits, which have contributed to its current explorer-like, more aggressive silhouette. These refits included a lengthening of the hull to 49 meters (160 feet), adding another deck, and a small touch-and-go helipad on top.

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With a design by Yavuz Mete, 007 offered accommodation for 10 guests and 5 crew. Powered by twin Caterpillar engines that developed a total of 1,300 hp, it could travel at a top speed of 12 knots (13.8 mph / 22.2 kph). None of that matters now, as it’s come to what could possibly be its end on the rocky shore of Greece.

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By SuperyachtNews 05 Sep 2022

49m 007 sinks in Greece

The 2006 aegean superyacht currently sits semi-submerged after hitting rocks, with no loss of life reported….

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49m motor yacht 007   has been reported sunk in Greece. The incident occurred near the Greek island of Kythnos over the weekend of 3/4th September. Local news outlets have reported that the Syros Port Authority has attended the scene and no injuries or loss of life have been recorded. The vessel apparently hit rocks after navigating into the bay at night. 

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The below clip shows the vessel in its semi-submerged state, with MARPOL anti-pollution barriers surrounding it. It has been reported by local media that it is not leaking pollutants at this stage. 

A full statement from the Greek Coast Guard says:

In the evening hours of Friday, the Port Authority of Kythnos received information from the Unified Center for the Coordination of Search and Rescue Operations Λ.Σ.-ΕΛ.ΑΚΤ. five foreign passengers. The vessel Ε/Π σκάφος “ΔΕΛΤΑ ΙΙ” Τ.Σαρωνικού 4760 rushed to the area with an employee of the relevant port authority on board, where it found the above vessel half-submerged, at a distance of about 15 meters from the western side of the sandy beach of Kolonas Bay. The passengers, all in good health, were transferred to a support boat and then taken to the port of Merihas. The port of Kythnos is conducting a preliminary investigation, and no pollution of the marine environment has been observed since the incident.

007 was delivered in 2006 by Bodrum-based shipyard Aegean Yachts, at an LOA of 32m. Subsequently, it underwent multiple refits to extend its LOA to 49m. None of these extensions were undertaken at the Aegean yard. 

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Aegean superyacht 007 sinks near Kythnos, Greece

The 49-meter superyacht “007” sank on the island of Kythnos, Greece on Friday night. No one was hurt.

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The Coast Guard announced that the yacht is now in an almost fully submerged state.

The superyacht 007 ran aground on Friday evening, causing an inflow of water that gradually tilted the vessel.

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