Update: 44m ISA superyacht Aria SF sinks following fire in Ibiza

(Update 17-08-22 14:30 Update: 44m ISA superyacht Aria SF sinks following fire in Ibiza)Aria SF yacht sinkingPhoto: Diario de IbizaThe remains of the 43.7-metre ISA superyacht Aria SF sank near Cap Martinet, Ibiza where she was anchored. Local news companies report that she sank between 7pm-7:30pm on Sunday 14 August.

The head of Maritime Rescue in the islands, Miguel Chicón, told the local news website Diario de Ibiza that superyacht Aria SF was towed to the coast to facilitate the refloating of the ship in case of sinking. Her owner had agreed to her transfer to a port towards Ibiza but she was deemed too dangerous to enter. 

“The biggest concern following the sinking of the wreckage of the luxury yacht is the possibility of contamination of the marine environment by dumping. It is, however, a fear that has never ceased to be present since the long work to secure the ship after its fire began,” said Chicón. 

At this time, no injuries or contamination have been reported.Aria SF yacht sinkingPhoto: Diario de Ibiza(11-08-22 20:00 New 44m ISA superyacht Aria SF destroyed in fire off Formentera)

The brand new 43.7-metre ISA superyacht Aria SF has been destroyed in a fire off the coast of Cala Saona, Formentera in Spain. The news was first broke when images were shared on social media. The superyacht was launched by the Italian shipyard in April and delivered only last month.  Aria SF yacht fire Photo: SYT ReaderThe online news outlet diariodeibiza.es has now published an article announcing that the Civil Guard were called to the yacht after smoke appeared, which was visible from as far away as Ibiza. According to the article, the Salvamento Marítime were alerted to the fire at around 5pm this evening, and sent two boats to the scene.

Read:Aria SF yacht fire Photo: SYT ReaderTeams from the Salvamar Acrux and the Guardamar Concepción Arenal are currently working to reduce the flames, and the emergency services have reported that all those onboard, including seven crew members, have been evacuated safely.Aria SF yacht fire Photo: SYT ReaderThe cause of the blaze is currently unknown.Aria SF yacht firePhoto: SYT ReaderAria SF yacht firePhoto: Salvamento Marítimo
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