James Bond-themed superyacht called 007 SINKS yards from Greek beach after running aground


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 flying under a British flag ran aground off the coast of Kythnos
  • The superyacht was 49ft from the shore when it hit rocks and started listing after alleged GPS malfunction
  • Five passengers were rescued by Coast Guard when it started listing before the boat submerged 

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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 before it started 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. 

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

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

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

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

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

The vessel ran aground after hitting rocks just 49ft off the picturesque Kolona Bay on the island of Kythnos (pictured)

The vessel ran aground after hitting rocks just 49ft off the picturesque Kolona Bay on the island of Kythnos (pictured)

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

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

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

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

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

Kolona beach is a narrow strip of land connecting Kythnos to the islet of Agios Loukas and is a popular destination for yachts and boats

Kolona beach is a narrow strip of land connecting Kythnos to the islet of Agios Loukas and is a popular destination for yachts and boats

The 007 can accommodate up to 10 passengers and five crew on board and has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure.

The boat fit for an international spy comes with the iconic 007 logo and gun and 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 sea wall, limiting pollution.

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

 It is the third largest yacht built by Aegean and it was last sold in 2012, according to Superyacht Times.

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

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

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

The 007 can accommodate up to 10 passengers and five crew on board and has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure

The 007 can accommodate up to 10 passengers and five crew on board and has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure

The 007 can accommodate up to 10 passengers and five crew on board and has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure

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

The boat fit for an international spy comes with the iconic 007 logo and gun and its own helipad

The boat fit for an international spy comes with the iconic 007 logo and gun and its own helipad

The vessel has a top speed of 12 knots and has five cabins including a master suite.

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.’

Kolona beach is a narrow strip of land connecting Kythnos to the islet of Agios Loukas and is a popular destination for yachts and boats.

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