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French “Superyacht” Yogi Sinks in the Aegean Sea, Eight Rescued


Both video and picture from Greek Coast Guard
Looking slightly like a miniature Costa Concordia, the 60.2 meter (197′) French yacht Yogi rolled and sank after reporting a ‘mechanical failure’ in high seas and Force 8 winds on Friday. The yacht sank between the islands of Skyros and Psara, 19 nautical miles off the coast. Greek Coast Guard vessels supported by two Air Force helicopters, a Navy frigate, and four commercial ships headed to the assist the yacht after its captain sent out a distress signal. Eight people aboard the Yogiwere airlifted to safety by Greek Super Puma helicopters. The yacht Yogi was less than a year old, having been built at the Proteksan Turquoise Shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey in 2011.

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