Luxury sailing yacht hit by SAR tug, sank in Spain VIDEO

Sailing yacht ELEONORA E was hit by SAR ship PUNTA MAYOR (IMO 8305066) at Tarragona Port, Spain, on Jun 10. Yacht starboard side was literally, crushed, ELEONORA E sank along pier. PUNTA MAYOR was maneuvering to exit port, her engines controls suddenly were blocked in reverse mode, the ship couldn’t stop or slow down her aft moving, and struck hapless yacht by her stern, at rather high speed. Nobody was injured. Yacht hull is made of steel, probably she will be restored.
Luxury sailing yacht (replica of 1910 schooner) ELEONORA E, IMO 8732984, GT 148, length 49 meters, built 2002, flag UK, passengers 8, crew 7. Yacht for charter, was available in the Mediterranean from approximately €70,000 ($74,000) per week.
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