Salvage underway for My Song
Published on May 31st, 2019
(May 31, 2019) – The salvage of the award and race winning superyacht My Song is underway after falling off a cargo vessel during her transportation from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean.
The 130-footer designed by Reichel / Pugh and built in 2016 by Baltic Yachts was lost Saturday night (May 25) in the Mediterranean before reaching the Balearics, where she was due to be unloaded in Ibiza ahead of her appearance in the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta on June 4-8 in Porto Cervo, Italy.
The Yacht transport company Peters & May, which had reported on May 28 that their preliminary assessment was that the yacht’s cradle (owned and provided by the yacht, warrantied by the yacht for sea transport, and assembled by the yacht’s crew) collapsed during the voyage from Palma to Genoa and subsequently resulted in the loss of My Song overboard.
Appointed salvors, MCS Marine Claim Services Germany, have now taken possession of My Song and are working to prepare her for a tow to Palma in due course.
“At this stage, our preliminary assessment of the cause of the incident remains the same,” said Peters & May in a statement issued today. “Nevertheless, investigations into the cause of the incident remain ongoing and we will release further information once it is possible to do so.
“We can confirm that the yacht’s cradling system has been discharged and is undergoing inspection. We urge everyone to steer away from speculation and to respect the sensitivity of this issue.”