In the early hours of September 6, the 35-meter M/Y Siempre caught fire while berthed in Olbia Marina, Sardinia. The four crewmembers on board at the time were not injured, Liguria Nautica reports.
Two fire brigade teams extinguished the fire on board, and the Coast Guard moved nearby vessels to prevent possible damage. The flames were extinguished in about three hours, but the yacht was severely damaged. The authorities worked to put in measures to limit possible pollution. However, Siempre later capsized and sank.
A statement from the vessel’s management team Private Yacht Group says, “All crew safely evacuated the vessel and were unharmed; however, the Tansu built vessel that was launched in 2010 and refitted in 2020/21 is a total loss and has sunk. Efforts are now being made to salvage the vessel and limit any environmental damage.”
“The fire started on the aft deck and quickly spread to the internal areas, but the cause is as yet unknown,” according to the statement.