On 12/Nov/04 there was an explosion and fire on board charter motor yacht ZENIA (LOA 23,4m, Greek Flag) while she was moored at the quay of Zea Marina. ZENIA is a Canados 75 with wooden hull, built during the 1980s. Moored next to ZENIA was motor yacht EL MAYA (St. Vincent Flag), speedboat LEON (UK Flag) and motor yacht SAHAB II (Panama Flag). The fire spread to LEON and EL MAYA. The crew of SAHAB II reacted quickly and moved their vessel out of danger, sustaining only small damages. ZENIA was a total loss, she broke her back and sunk, her burnt bow is shown in the above photograph floating upright in the marina surrounded by a red antipollution boom.
EL MAYA was towed out of the marina still on fire. She grounded on Botsalaki beach which was next to the entrance of the marina. The fire was extinguished but her superstructure and part of her hull sustained serious damages. LEON sustained serious damages and sunk. 2 crewmembers of ZENIA were injured and were taken to Eleusis hospital for medical assistance.
A dissapointing photo from the other side of the marina showing the bow of ZENIA, floating fragments and the fire brigade in attendance.
Another view, the bow has floated in front of a sailboat, an Antipollution craft and Coast Guard boat are in the area. You can see the bow is burnt on the Port side only. (Click photo for big pic)
A photo from two days before. I assume LEON is the speedboat and then ZENIA is to the right of her and EL MAYA is to the right of ZENIA. (Click photo for big pic)
Another photo of the same yachts from 2 days before (Click photo for big pic)
15/Nov/04 : EL MAYA has been lifted on to a floating crane. You can see her superstructure is all burnt. The red craft is an antipollution skimmer AKTAIA 12 from Environmental Protection Engineering. The yellow dive boat is from Technodive and is called KERMIT. You can see to the right of the dive boat the bow of ZENIA in the water. (Click photo for big pic)
Another view of EL MAYA on the floating crane
A further view of EL MAYA on the floating crane
16/Nov/04 : ZENIA has also been recovered and joins EL MAYA on the floating crane
m/y Octopus. It's a 125m monster superyacht owned by Paul Allen of Microsoft. Seen at marinas worldwide making other major yachts look bad.
With a cost of $200m and with 2 helicopters, a submarine, 2 or more tenders, cinema, recording studio. Octopus has little competition.