James Bond-themed superyacht called 007 SINKS yards from Greek beach
7th September 2022

No, Mr Bond, I expect you to dive… 160ft James Bond-themed superyacht called 007 SINKS yards from Greek beach after running aground before rescuers leap aboard to save passengers

  • The vessel owned by a Swiss businessman ran aground off the coast of Kythnos
  • The superyacht was just 49ft from the shore when it hit rocks and started listing
  • Five passengers were rescued by Coast Guard before the boat fully submerged 

A 160ft James Bond-themed superyacht named 007 has sunk just yards off a Greek beach.

The vessel, which is thought to be owned by a Swiss businessman but was sailing under a British flag, ran aground after hitting rocks just 49ft off the picturesque Kolona Bay on the island of Kythnos.

The boat’s GPS allegedly malfunctioned and led the boat towards the shore which led it to start listing heavily on the port side as water started pouring in.

Coast Guard answered mayday calls and the five passengers on board were quickly rescued after it started sinking on Friday evening. 

By Saturday, the yacht was almost fully submerged. 

The superyacht was developed by Aegean Yachts in 2006 and rescuers were able to contain it with a floating sea wall, limiting pollution.

An investigation into the sinking is underway by the Coast Guard.

A 160ft James Bond-themed superyacht named 007 has sunk just yards off a Greek beach

The vessel owned by a Swiss businessman ran aground after hitting rocks just 49ft off the picturesque Kolona Bay

The superyacht was developed by Aegean Yachts in 2006 and rescuers were able to contain it with a floating sea wall, limiting pollution

A local boat owner told SWNS press agency: ‘They say that the captain had some depth problem and he hit the bottom.

‘In trying not to be sunk, he sailed closer to shore, in less than ten metres depth, and that’s how the ship got to that position. No people were hurt.

‘The coastguard was immediately aware and sent help in the night. Next morning they put an antipollution perimeter. It appears there was no diesel leakage or damage to the scenery.’

Local authorities will now conduct a preliminary investigation..

The 007 was delivered in 2006 by Bodrum-based shipyard Aegean Yacht.

It has five cabins, including a master suite, and can sleep ten people. The owner is not known.

It has five cabins, including a master suite, and can sleep ten people. The owner is not known

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