Mega yacht hit and destroyed berthed sailing yacht, Italy VIDEO

Mega yacht BLUE MAGIC went out of control while berthing at Santa Maria Di Leuca, Lecce, southern Italy, in the afternoon Jul 23. The results can be seen on video – mega yacht destroyed berthed sailing yacht, and suffered bow damages. BLUE MAGIC was with passengers on board. Electronics control system failure is believed to be the cause. No injures reported. The behaviour of BLUE MAGIC crew is rather peculiar – watch how crew member went to f’castle, pushed yacht’s broken mast off bulwark without even looking down at destroyed yacht, and returned back.
Mega yacht BLUE MAGIC, IMO 8982084, GT 466, length 48 meters, built 1998 (refitted 2017), flag Portugal, capacity up to 12 guests, crew 9, understood yacht is for charter.

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.