At a shipyard in Perama, Greece, 70-meter M/Y Nourah of Riyad listed at an approximately 45-degree angle on March 8 around noon, according to local media News247. Maritime Bulletin reports that the vessel “capsized” during the lift operation where she was to be hauled out. “…Something went wrong, and she capsized starboard, remaining partially above waterline,” they wrote.
There were no reported injuries or marine pollution caused by the incident and the 12 crewmembers were able to leave the boat safely. There was damage to an adjacent shipyard facility and to the scaffolding equipment of tourist vessel Lamadin.
A private company was commissioned to carry out the anti-pollution work, along with lifting and re-floating the vessel, Zougla.gr reports. The local Port Authority is conducting a preliminary investigation on the incident, and the vessel will be detained until a class certificate is issued by the classification society that is monitoring it.
M/Y Nourah of Riyad has been refloated after capsizing on March 8 at a yard in Greece, reportedly caused by a sea lift on land. Marine services company Spanopoulos Group was assigned to carry out the anti-pollution work, along with lifting and re-floating the vessel.
The vessel has now been moved to another dock where the incident will be invested and repair work will get underway, Boat International reports. The time-lapse video below shows the efforts of refloating of Nourah of Riyad: