VIDEO: 33m Gulf Craft yacht hits reef in Qatar

Lusail Queen

Videos circulating on social media show people attempting to save the stricken 33m Gulf Craft motor yacht Lusail Queen after it ran aground in Doha, Qatar.

The incident reportedly happened on Friday afternoon (18 November 2022) after the yacht hit a shallow reef while cruising off Qatar, which is currently hosting the World Cup.

No serious injuries have been reported.

In the video above, people can be seen standing in the shallow water around the listing yacht, as others lean over the side working to save it.

The 33m Lusail Queen has five cabins, and is part of Gulf Craft‘s Majesty 105 series, which are built in composite and have a of 1.78-metre draft. The vessel is powered by 1900hp Caterpillar engines, each giving a maximum speed of 23 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots.

The yacht was once named Rayyan 1, and was delivered in 2013.

It is unclear if the yacht has been removed from its position since the accident happened.

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