The 33-meter M/Y Good Vibes caught fire on August 3 while sailing in the Es Freus area between Ibiza and Formentera at about 2:30 p.m. Those that were on board were evacuated to another private vessel, but the owner and captain remained on board until assistance arrived, El Periódico de España reports. There are no reported injuries.
Salvamento Maritimo’s Salvamar Acrux towed the yacht to an empty dock in the Port d’Eivissa away from other vessels, and the fire remained ablaze when she arrived. According to Periódico de Ibiza, firefighters were waiting for the vessel at the port, along with a team of divers and Port Authority agents. Three additional vehicles had to be called to supply water to extinguish the fire, which took more than five hours. Eventually, the yacht half-sunk with a heavy stern list and sustained damage to the hull.
It is believed that the fire originated from the engine room. The Safety and Protection Division of the Port of Balears, Infrastructure Maintenance personnel, and Port Police will attempt to refloat the vessel.