33m Perla Nero superyacht runs aground in Croatia

Footage has emerged on social media this morning of the 33m superyacht, Perla Nero aground in the Sibenik Channel in Croatia. 

Few details of the incident are as yet unknown, but according to local publication SibenikIn, the incident occurred sometime overnight on Friday or in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The publication reported that the owners of the superyacht were given five days to remove the yacht from the channel before local authorities would step in. The yacht was, according to local sources, still sitting on the rocks this morning but no reports of any injuries, pollution or severe damage have been reported yet.

Built in 2007 by Cyrus Yachts, Perla Nero has a composite hull and superstructure and was last refitted in 2010. She accommodates up to 10 guests on board across five cabins, and is currently listed for sale for an asking price of €4,900,000.

News of the incident comes days after the 28m Feretti superyacht, M/Y Bellissima ran aground in British Columbia on Thursday 4th August. No injuries or pollution were reported in this incident, but water poured into the yacht from a large hole below the waterline after she hit the underwater rocks of Daniel Point while coming out of the harbour.

The yacht has since been saved after the local authorities worked with the Bellissima crew to drain water out of the vessel using two pumps. The yacht then began floating at its regular height and the hole patched before she was anchored near the harbour for further inspection.

Just two weeks previous, the 37m motor yacht Fusion also almost sank near Ibiza after taking on water through her stern door.

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