Captured in a spectacular capsizing video off Italy’s southern coast over the weekend and shared on Twitter by the Italian Coast Guard.
The video compilation shows My Saga, a nearly 130-foot ship battling against the waves before slowly sinking into the water.
The yacht was sailing from Gallipoli to Milazzo, Sicily, on Saturday, local news outlets reported, when it began taking water and eventually sank a few hours later, about nine nautical miles from the port of Catanzaro.
The Coast Guard said on Twitter that all crew members and passengers were rescued and no one was injured. It said it had launched an investigation to determine what happened.
My Saga first reported a problem on Saturday after departing Gallipoli on Italy’s southeastern peninsula, according to the country’s National Associated Press Agency (ANSA). Patrol boats from the Italian Coast Guard in Crotone and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) were dispatched to the scene.
They found the ship taking water from its stern. Five people – four passengers and one crew member – were initially rescued on a Romanian patrol boat acting on behalf of Frontex. They were then transferred to a Coast Guard boat and taken to Catanzaro, ANSA reported.
Meanwhile, a towing company was contracted to attempt to rescue the ship. A tugboat arrived and carried the four remaining crew members – including the captain – before starting to steer the ship towards Croton. But, according to ANSA, bad weather made the process difficult, as did the position of the yacht, which was scuttled in the water.
Eventually, the tugboat abandoned the yacht, and it sank in the Gulf of Squalus. The Coast Guard took the remaining crew members to Catanzaro.
This isn’t the first time a sinking boat has grabbed internet attention. In May, rapper Cardi B posted footage on social media of a yacht sinking near her hotel while she was on vacation at an undisclosed location. The artist can be heard screaming as he asked if there was no “big boat that could save it.” Eventually, she said “goodbye” as she disappeared into the water. He later clarified that no one was on the ship.
That same month, passersby watched as another multimillion-dollar yacht, the Rendezvous, a marina in southwest England sank in Torquay Harbor when the ship caught fire. Officials warned of possible air and water pollution as the ferry contained about nine metric tons of diesel.
And earlier this month, the 145-foot Area SF caught fire in an incident on Spain’s Balearic island of Formentera, which was also caught on camera and shared widely on social media. The Guardian reported that the occupants of the ship were evacuated and no one was hurt. The yacht, reportedly worth about $23 million, had just been given to its owner.