‘James Bond’ superyacht named 007 SANK sets sail again after running aground off Greek beach
No, Mr Bond, I expect you to say goodbye: The superyacht named 007, which SANK is sailing after running aground off a Greek beach, has been threatened with mega fines after a millionaire owner abandoned her
- The ship was abandoned off the coast of Greece last year after capsizing
- Greek authorities told the owner they had a month to resolve the situation
A 160-foot James Bond-style superyacht dubbed 007 has put to sea again just months after sinking, abandoned by her multimillionaire owner.
The ship, believed to be owned by a Swiss businessman but flying the British flag, was abandoned off the coast of Greece after capsizing and overturning.
Originally just 15 meters from the picturesque bay of Kolona on the island of Kythnos, the superyacht had been stranded since the incident in September last year.
But after Greek authorities told the owner through a bailiff they had a month to resolve the situation and remove the boat from the stunning coastline or face hefty fines, the superyacht was salvaged.
Now, after six months, 007 has been lifted from the sea and is ready to set sail again.
The James Bond superyacht was eventually lifted from the sea in Kolona Bay, a narrow strip of land connecting Kythnos to the island of Agios Loukas
Just 15 meters from picturesque Kolona Bay on the island of Kythnos, the superyacht had remained there since the incident last September
The mayor of Kythnoi, Stamatis Garderis, who worked to bring the sunken ship out of paradise, announced the salvage of the ship.
He wrote on Facebook in Greek: “Ready to set sail. It’s a matter of hours before 007 is removed.’
He posted images of the superyacht being lifted out of the sea on Kolona Beach, a narrow strip of land connecting Kythnos to the island of Agios Loukas.
The island is not averse to extravagant ships anchoring on its shores, as it is a popular destination for yachts and boats.
The boat originally capsized after its GPS failed. It supposedly guided the boat towards shore before she began to heave sharply on the port side as water rushed in.
In the September incident, the Coast Guard answered 911 calls and the five passengers on board were quickly rescued. The boat began to sink on Friday evening, and by Saturday the yacht was completely submerged.
The boat – fit for a member of His Majesty’s Secret Service – comes with the iconic 007 logo and cannon, as well as its own helipad
The ship was abandoned off the coast of Greece after capsizing and overturning
The mayor of Kythnoi, Stamatis Garderis, who worked to bring the sunken ship out of paradise, announced the salvage of the ship
The 007 can accommodate up to 10 passengers and five crew members on board. It has a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure.
The boat – fit for a member of His Majesty’s Secret Service – comes with the iconic 007 logo and cannon, as well as its own helipad.
The superyacht was developed by Bodrum-based shipyard Aegean Yachts in 2006 and rescuers were able to contain it with a floating dike wall, limiting pollution.
According to Superyacht Times, she is the third largest yacht built by Aegean and was last sold in 2012.
The ship has a maximum speed of 12 knots and has five cabins including a master suite.
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