Accidents – Yacht DARNICE III distress call at Malta – 03.09.2020

On Thursday 3rd September, 2020 the 1984 built 60 metre superyacht DARNICE III called Valletta VTS stating that while she’s underway to Tunisia from Turkey. water ingress is coming into her hull while she’s around 4 miles east off Grand Harbour, Malta.

She was built by Benetti on Italy delivered to her owner in 1984 and last refitted in 1998.

The Maltese Diving Boat KIRBY FS was less than 1.5 miles from her position and divers were down to inspect the yacht.

Upon completion of repairs DARNICE III completed her voyage to Hammamet, Tunisia as seen below at 1530 hrs –

Cover image is of DARNICE III berthed at Grand Harbour Marina back to 1st May 2000.

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Published – Tuesday 17th November, 2020.