VIDEO: Superyacht Mama-G destroyed by fire
A brand new 24-metre Maori 80 superyacht named Mama-G has caught fire and sunk off the coast of Sardinia.
The Coast Guard and the Olbia Fire Brigade rescued the crew of the Mama-G, which sank after the blaze ripped through the vessel off Capo Comino, in Sardinia.
The vessel, the first off the line of the Maori 80, premiered at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival.
According to Liguria Nautica, the boat was sailing from Olbia to Arbatax when the fire took hold on 21 October, with the four crew on board issuing a Mayday call at 7.12pm.
When the Coastguard arrived at the scene the crew had abandoned ship and were rescued from a liferaft. The wreck of the yacht sunk in waters about 40 meters deep, shortly after midnight.
The following morning (22 October) the Coast Guard patrolled the area to survey the risk of pollution and assess the recovery of the wreck.