British man, 63, is killed and 6 others are damage as luxurious yacht hits rocks ‘whereas dodging one other vessel’ off the coast of Italy
- British man, 63, has died after 70ft luxurious yacht hit rocks off Sardinia, Italy
- Briton, thought to personal the boat, was using with six passengers on Sunday night time
- Captain thought to have swerved to keep away from one other boat and crashed at 8.40pm
- Two others rushed to hospital in severe situation whereas 4 extra had been damage
A British man has died and 6 others have been injured after the boat they had been using on smashed into rocks off the coast of Italy.
The 63-year-old, who is known to be the proprietor of the ‘Amore’ Magnum-type motor yacht concerned within the crash, was killed within the accident round 8.40pm yesterday close to Porto Cervo, in Sardinia.
It’s thought the Amore – carrying a complete of seven folks – was swerving to keep away from one other boat close to a gaggle of islands generally known as Il Nibani that lie simply off the coast when it hit the rocks and half-sunk.
A 63-year-old Briton has died after the luxurious yacht he was using on smashed into rocks final night time off the coast of Sardinia, Italy (pictured, the boat in port after the crash)
The yacht – recognized because the ‘Amore’ – was attempting to keep away from a collision with one other vessel when it hit these rocks (pictured, paint marks left on the shoreline)
Close by boats alerted coastguards who arrived to search out the Briton alive however unconscious.
A passing Maltese yacht volunteered to take him again to shore however he died en route.
Coast guards transported the remainder of the wounded again to Porto Cervo, the place two of them had been taken to hospital in severe situation, La Stampa reported
The remaining 4 passengers additionally acquired emergency therapy.
The 70ft yacht was towed off rocks by coastguard vessels and impounded whereas an investigation is carried out.
Coast guards have additionally sealed off the world the place the crash occurred till the investigation is accomplished.
One supply mentioned: ‘The idea is the boat that ran aground was attempting frantically to steer out of the best way of one other which did not have proper of approach and he or she ended up on the rocks.’
One bystander on social media mentioned: ‘5 ambulances round a ship final night time at Porto Cervo which was towed in. Does not look good.’
Six different passengers on board the yacht had been injured within the crash, two of them critically, which occurred close to a set of islands known as Il Nibani near Porto Cervo
Coastguards had discovered the Briton alive however unconscious after the accident and raced him to Porto Cervo (file picture) so medics might are likely to him, however he died en route
The MY Amore is registered within the Italian port of Monfalcone close to Trieste. Nonetheless, it’s unclear whether or not the lifeless Briton had chartered the vessel or owned it.
An image of the rocks struck by the Amore was launched by coastguards and white paint from her hull was clearly seen on the floor of the stones.
Right now coastguard commander Francesco Colarullo instructed Mail On-line: ‘The damaged boat was towed back to Porto Cervo and has now been seized by the local prosecutor while the investigation into what happened exactly continues.
‘It’s attainable pace could have been a problem and we all know that different vessels had been within the space on the time and the accident could have occurred whereas evasive motion was happening.
‘Every effort was made to save the life of the British man but there was nothing that could be done and he was unconscious when he was recovered.
‘The alarm was raised by the Amore with a mayday and they reported they were taking on water after striking rocks and a rescue operation was immediately launched.
‘Two coastguard vessels were involved as well as several other pleasure boats in the area at the time.’