Does this scene look kinda familiar? The megayacht Pari went onto rocks this weekend, off Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, in the very spot where the Mirabella V grounded some years ago but, without a keel to hold her back, this one ended up closer to shore. The reason for the grounding is still not known, but locals assume that it was the same reason, the anchor dragging in a strong north easterly wind.
Official reports say there has been no pollution, but locals say there is a strong smell of diesel. An anti-pollution barrier has now been put in place and there are plans to pump out approximately 30,000 liters of fuel as soon as weather conditions permit. Plans to remove the 40 meter yacht from the rocks are still under discussion, between the vessels insurers, the owner and the Affaires Maritimes, since divers have reported that the aluminum hull has been damaged in several places.
The captain of the Pari has remained on board, but the seven other people on board were evacuated by the Croizet Fire Brigade, which was alerted by CROSS Med, together with the Marine Nationale’s Dauphin helicopter and the harbor tug Triton from Nice. Several large yachts, reported to have included Larry Ellison’s Rising Sun, offered assistance
Hey captain of PARI, what ever happened to anchor watches when guests are onboard
I know the captain and the boat before anyone asks