Mega yacht collided with bridge on Sint Maarten island, Caribbean. Video.
Mega yacht ECSTASEA went out of control on Dec 15 while entering Simpson Bay Lagoon, on Caribbean island of Sint Maarten, and contacted the control booth of a bascule bridge. Booth was ripped off and fell into water, but aside from that, bridge remained fully functional, and nobody was hurt. Yacht suffered superficial damages. Accident is though to be caused by adverse combination of strong wind and current.
Mega yacht ECSTASEA, IMO 1008102, displacement 595, length 86 meters, built 2004, flag Cayman Islands, capacity 14, crew 24, owner Pakistan billionaire.
My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.