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39-meter M/Y My Saga Sinks off Coast in Italy

22 August 2022By Aileen Mack

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Credit: Guardia Costiera

M/Y My Saga sank around 1 p.m. on August 22 in the Gulf of Squillace, about nine nautical miles from the coast of Catanzaro Marina, according to local media Il Messaggero. The yacht was sailing from Gallipoli to Milazzo, and she ended up taking on water. There were no reported injuries.

In the early morning hours of August 20, the Port Authority of Crotone was notified that My Saga was taking on water from the stern. A Romanian patrol boat and a patrol boat from Crotone, Italy, were sent to the scene, and four guests and a crewmember were evacuated and taken to the port of Catanzaro Marina.

At dawn, tugboat Alessandro Secondo arrived and began towing the yacht toward Crotone with four crewmembers, including the captain, on board the tug. However, due to the weather conditions and the vessel’s heavy listing, the salvage efforts became more difficult and then impractical, the Guardia Costiera reports. Unfortunately, the water invaded the hull, causing My Saga to sink.

An investigation into the cause of the incident is being conducted by the Catanzara Coast Guard Command.

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