Superyacht crash photos

Superyacht ends up on the rocks in South of France

A superyacht has struck the rocks off Cap Ferrat in the South of France.

The dramatic scene was captured in a series of superyacht crash photos taken by a reader as emergency services fought to rescue the 39m AlucraftPari.

The superyacht was blown onto the rocks in the early hours of 30 May after a storm during the night.

Initial reports suggest that the anchor may have started to drag, although it’s not clear whether the crew were attempting to move her to a safer location when the accident happened.

Two guests and seven crew were on board at the time, all of whom were rescued unhurt.

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At the time of going to press, salvage teams were still struggling to free the yacht from where she came to rest. The anchorage is a popular hotspot for superyachts based in the South of France and hit the headlines in 2004 when theMirabellaV, the world’s tallest single-masted sailing yacht, ran aground in similar circumstances less than a year after her launch.