A fire broke out in the engine room aboard 28-meter Sunseeker M/Y UM 7 around 1:45 a.m. on June 24, Diario de Mallorca reports. The vessel was a few miles from Port Adriano when the crew made the emergency call.
The Coast Guard was sent to the yacht’s position, but the crew had reportedly already extinguished the fire when they arrived, so CNN reports that the rescue boat towed her to Port Adriano. During the tow, smoke was seen coming from the engine room, so the crew was evacuated to the rescue boat.
Former heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko, his family, and friends were on board when the fire broke out, but no one was harmed, according to his tweet. They were chartering from Ibiza to Mallorca when the incident occurred.
Klitschko wrote on Instagram, “We were in rough water and suddenly recognized fire – about 7 sea-miles from the coastline. It took a while until the situation got under control, but we could count on helping hands from Majorcan coast guard and fire rescue.”
The cause of the fire is currently unknown.
Photo from Wladimir Klitschko's video on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Klitschko/status/1143438936905322497