The 24.38-metre Perini Navi sailing yacht Malizia shipwrecked on the Aeolian island of Stromboli, off Sicily. The yacht, which was launched by Perini Navi in 1989, once belonged to Prince Rainier of Monaco. Photo: Liguria Nautica Initial reports from Liguaria Nautica have suggested that the wreck was caused by a failure of the controls which compromised the navigational equipment. The captain made an attempt to beach the vessel to prevent her entire loss, which is how she came to top against a cliff south of the small port of Scari.Photo: Liguria Nautica Though there were five guests and three crew members on board at the time, no one was hurt in the event, with the crew evacuating the guests into the lifeboat as the failure occurred, transporting them to the port safely while the captain and a member of the crew remained aboard.
The retrieval of the vessel has now been organised by the charter company who organised the trip and rescue operations were coordinated by the Lipari Coast Guard.