Following a violent storm, 40m Sunseeker Jelana ran aground off Corfu Island, Greece last week. According to local reports, the accident took place during a manoeuuvre to berth at the pier when strong winds pushed the yacht towards shallow waters.

There was a large breach in towards the aft and the engine rooms started flooding. The crew were able to close the watertight doors and restrict the flooding only to this area, keeping Jelana afloat 20m from the shore.

The port’s press release has since disclosed that all 15 passengers were found unharmed. While some oil was spilled into the water from the accident, the sea pollution was minor. The local authorities dispatched a rescue vessel and water cleaning boat to assist with the salvage operation and cleaning of the oil spill. Salvage is still underway.

Corfu Press reported Jelana aground

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