Posted on May 28, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

The Panama-flagged General Cargo Ship, BRATTINGSBORG got caught in a storm in the evening of May the 25th while transiting through the Mediterranean.

The Brattingsborg got caught in a rough storm, with wind speeds reaching 40 knots, some ten miles off the coast of Mallorca, Spain.

Unfortunately, as a result, the British sailing yacht “My Song” that had been stored on deck was lost to the elements alongside a number of other yachts.

The yacht that was lost overboard, was considered important in the yacht world sailing circuit and its value is estimated at approximately 30 million euros.

All efforts by the freighter to recover the prestigious yacht failed.

My Song was being transported from Sint Maarten, Caribbean, where she was staying during the winter season, to Genova, Italy.

The yacht was supposed to take part in the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta on June 4th in Porto Corvo.

The weather condition was rather poor leading up to the event, so the owner decided to transport the yacht by freighter instead of attempting the transatlantic voyage on their own.

Unfortunately, however, due to the incident, the yacht had to be declared a total loss.

The Brattingsborg managed to successfully berth in Genoa in the evening of May the 26th with the remainder of its cargo.


Image Courtesy of Marine Traffic

Posted in Safety , Weather , Accident

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