The main news last Monday for the sailing world was, of course, the message about the death of the 130-foot (39.6 m) mega yachts My Song, falling into the water from the deck carrying her cargo ship.
That happened to My Song, told thousands of websites, Newspapers and television stations around the world, but what is surprising: the details – virtually no. For each other in repeated and continue to repeat the same facts. Supposedly, the incident occurred in the Mediterranean sea in the evening on Saturday, despite the fact that the ship went to the Balearic Islands from the Caribbean.
We had to sift through many posts to get some additional information. Found, for example, that My Song was transported on Board of the cargo ship is brattingsborg that late in the evening of may 25 was in a severe storm. This supposedly explains everything.
At the same time, the question remains, why did the megayacht, which is held in the Caribbean winter season, he decided to carry on the deck of the cargo ship. There are several versions. For example, according https://maritimebulletin.net My Song was in need of such serious repair that she was afraid to send his way across the Atlantic, and do repair work had to spend in Genoa. At the same time www.sailingscuttlebutt.com gives other information. Say, go down to the water My Song (which repairs were not even needed, just time is running out) has been going in Ibiza, after which the yacht went to Porto Cervo to have 4 – 8 June to take part in the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta.
Recall that this regatta held by the owner (or should I say former owner?) My Song – pier Luigi loro Pian, the lead (with his brother) of the famous Italian brand that produces clothing, bags, shoes, textiles, and interior design items. In the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta the yacht was attended by 2017 – and always won. Agree, it would be strange if this year she suddenly came out at the start.
The yacht was a favorite toy Signora loro Drunk who three years ago laid out for her 30 million euros. The shipyard Baltic Yachts has completed the construction of My Song in 2016 (design of interior and exterior has been the company Nauta Yachts), and since then the beauty of the boat took a lot of prizes for their beauty and speed. So, last year she set the record race among THE Transatlantic Race monohull vessels, and a few months ago was named the Italian sailing Federation “Yacht of the year”.
Pier Luigi loro Pian so far not commented on the loss of My Song. No wonder: for it is a huge loss. And it is, of course, not just about the money…