A superyacht, the Aria SF, that was anchored on the west coast of Formentera in the Balearic Sea caught fire after it was delivered only a few weeks before.
The superyacht is rumoured to have cost R388 million and is just under 50 metres long. It belongs to a multimillionaire Italian industrialist Paolo Scudieri, the chairman of Adler-Hp Pelzer Group, an automotive parts company.
According to Salvamento Maritimo, the Spanish sea safety and rescue agency, what’s left of the superyacht will be towed to Ibiza.
At this stage it seems as if there aren’t any parts that are salvageable.
The Aria SF superyacht had seven crew members and nine passengers onboard at the time of the fire. Everyone was able to evacuate with no injuries but so far, it’s still unknown what caused the fire. It’s also not known where the fire originated on the superyacht.
Business Insider reports that the superyacht included five staterooms, including two VIP suites and two twin staterooms, that could hold up to 10 guests. Scudieri’s suite, located on the main deck, included a private lounger, skylight, and a terrace. His suite also had an outdoor lounger that he could access with a private staircase.
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