Perini Navi’s 25-meter S/Y Malizia ran aground in Stromboli, Italy. According to local media Liguria Nautica, she was on charter after departing from Trapani and was planning to cruise the Aeolian Islands. At the time of the incident, there were five guests on board and three crewmembers. Fortunately, there are no reported injuries.
The crew evacuated the five guests and took them to the port of Scari, while the captain and a crewmember remained on board. According to Liguria Nautica, there was a failure in the controls or a failure that would have compromised navigation while Malizia was off Stromboli. Reportedly, the propeller shaft broke and water penetrated through the hull inlet, SegelReporterwrites. It is believed that the captain may have tried to beach the vessel to avoid a loss, taking advantage of favorable sea conditions and leading to the hull ending up against a cliff south of Scari.
While the cause of the incident remains unknown, the recovery of the vessel has already been planned and damages should be contained. The rescue operations were coordinated by the Lipari Coast Guard Circomare. Malizia was built in 1989 for Prince Rainier III of Monaco.