The m/y Why stranded in a port in Greece due to strong winds – Video

The m/y Why is stranded in the tourist marina of Spetses, Greece, likely because of strong gusts of wind. Severe damage to the bow which crashed against the pier

7 May 2024 | by Redazione

The m/y Why has been stranded in a port in Greece due to strong winds. On Friday 3 May in the tourist marina located on the island of Spetses, the yacht was stranded while strong gusts of winds hit the entire area.

A video shared online shows the motoryacht, Why, after it crashed into the pier. The bow of the yacht was damaged after it hit the pier and it began to take on water, requiring the assistance of the Greek Coast Guard. In the video, the 30 metre long motoryacht can be seen repeatedly crashing into the pier because of the strong wind and waves, until the hull is breached and water begins to enter.

Rescue services arrived quickly on the scene. Two private tugboats, a team of divers and a floating crane were needed to refloat the m/y Why. Lifting the vessel was much harder than expected due to the strong winds, and it was delayed until the weather improved.

It was only on Sunday 5 May that the vessel was finally lifted by a crane. After having removed the vessel, work was immediately undertaken as a precaution to avoid fuel pollution. All fuel was removed from the damaged vessel and the area where the m/y Why was stranded was cleaned.

The m/y Why is 30.2 metres long and was built in 2005 then refitted in 2023. It is a Posillipo Technema 95 model. The exterior design is by Carlo Galeazzi, while the interior was curated by Michela Riverberi. It is currently used for charter (one week’s vacation costs 54,000 euros plus expenses) and can hold up to 10 passengers in four cabins along with six crew members.


Video: @salvage_and_wreck / Instagram



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The reader is personally responsible for the content of their comments. In no way do the ideas, opinions, or content added by readers in the comments to articles and news represent the opinions of the publisher, newsroom, staff or managing editor. Readers can not publish content that is libellous, slanderous, obscene, pornographic, abusive or in any way illicit and/or illegal, nor can they exhibit violent behaviour or verbally attack other readers. Notification of any slanderous, offensive, illicit and/or illegal content can be sent to the following e-maill:, specifying the comment including a direct link. The staff will verify the content and take any action necessary as soon as possible.

© Copyright 2006 - 2022 Daily Nautica - A sea of news, every day.
Registration number 20/2011 under authorisation number 159/2011 of the Tribunale di Genova from 23 Sept. 2011 Editore Carmolab SAS – VAT Num. 01784640995 – Managing Editor: Alessandro Fossati
All content and images that are property of Liguria Nautica can be shared with the use of an active link indicating the source

Advertising | Authors | Privacy policy | Cookie Policy | Contacts

made by SUNDAY Comunicazione

Marchi FESR