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A Superyacht Gave a Lifeline to 100 Migrants Thrown Into the Sea

A $175 million vessel responded to a distress call and helped rescue survivors in one of the Mediterranean’s worst wrecks in decades, reflecting the new inequality of the seas.

Emergency workers helping people disembark a yacht.

By Jason Horowitz and Matina Stevis-Gridneff

Jason Horowitz reported from Souda, Greece, on the island of Crete, and Matina Stevis-Gridneff from Brussels.

The superyacht Mayan Queen IV was sailing smoothly in clear weather through the dark and calm Mediterranean in the early hours of June 14 when it received a call about a migrant ship in distress four nautical miles away.

About 20 minutes later, shortly before 3 a.m., the towering $175-million yacht, owned by the family of a Mexican silver magnate, arrived at the scene. The distressed boat had already sunk. All the four-person crew could see were the lights of a Greek Coast Guard vessel scanning the water’s inky surface. But they could hear the screams of survivors.

“Horrible,” said the Mayan Queen’s captain, Richard Kirkby, who described the sea as “pitch black” on that nearly moonless night.

In a few hours, the 305-foot Mayan Queen, more accustomed to pleasure boating to Monaco and Italy with billionaires and their friends aboard, was filled with 100 desperate, dehydrated and sea-soaked Pakistani, Syrian, Palestinian and Egyptian men, as it played an unexpected role in one of the deadliest migrant shipwrecks in decades. As many as 650 men, women and children drowned .

The incongruous image of the devastated survivors disembarking the Mayan Queen on a port in Kalamata last week underlined what has become the strange reality of the modern Mediterranean, where the superyachts of the superrich, equipped with swimming pools, Jacuzzis, helipads and other trappings of luxury, share the seas with the most destitute on smuggler-operated boats perilously crossing from northern Africa to Europe.

The world’s waterways have become a reflection of global inequalities in recent days. In the North Atlantic, a billionaire, his son and other businessmen set out to explore the wreck of the Titanic on a luxury tourist submersible that has gone missing, touching off an international search and rescue operation .

Days earlier, the Greek authorities repeatedly decided not to assist a roughly 80- to 100-foot fishing trawler stuffed with as many as 750 people fleeing desperate poverty and the displacement of war in Greece’s search-and-rescue area. Only when the ship sank in front of the Coast Guard did the authorities spur to action, calling on the Mayan Queen, one of the world’s 100 largest yachts.

“As soon as you are notified and in close proximity and you can do so, you are obligated,” to try and rescue, said Aphrodite Papachristodoulou, an expert in the law of the sea and human rights at the Irish Centre for Human Rights. She said it was not unusual to have luxury yachts in the area.

Why the Greek authorities needed to call on a passing yacht to come to the rescue of an overcrowded and rickety ship that they had been monitoring and communicating with in their search-and-rescue area for a full day, she said, was less obvious.

“The practice of nonassistance or delay of assistance and why the Greeks were not proceeding to the rescue is another question mark,” she said.

There was one Greek Coast Guard vessel already on the scene when the Mayan Queen arrived, and its seamen were in a raft saving scores of men from the water. The crew of the Mayan Queen lowered its life raft with three of its own crew, and followed the cries for help, pulling 15 men onboard, the captain said.

A vivid retelling of events provided under sworn testimony by Mr. Kirkby, and obtained by The New York Times, added that none of those saved were wearing life vests. Some clutched floating pieces of wood. For hours afterward, the yacht crew kept eerily quiet and beamed its brightest lights to better hear and see.

Investigators are still seeking to understand what exactly happened as the trawler sank trying to reach Italy — whether smugglers refused assistance and panic on the ship caused it to capsize, as the Coast Guard claims, or whether a failed attempt to tow the ship caused it to sink, as some survivors contend. In either case, it fell to the Mayan Queen to shoulder much of the rescue.

The gleaming yacht, sailing from Italy, transported 100 of the 104 survivors and four Greek coast guard officials — as well as about a dozen bodies — to port.

“I would like to think that we did what anyone would do,” said Mr. Kirkby, who used to pilot the superyacht Le Grand Bleu , of the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. He added on Wednesday that, because of a nondisclosure agreement and the “contentious” circumstances of the ship’s sinking, he could not say much more.

“I wouldn’t like to see the Coast Guard get a bad rap,” he said. “They did all they could.”

Mr. Kirkby spoke briefly in a cafe in the port of Souda, where the yacht was docked near a cruise ship delivering tourists to the Cretan city of Chania, an industrial Russian vessel and a parking lot filled with stationary truck containers. The vessel’s crew carried out chores, and like the captain wore T-shirts featuring a drawing of the yacht on the back and a B, for the family of the ship’s late owner, Alberto Baillères, on the breast pocket.

On Wednesday morning one crewman carried an umbrella up the gangway that the migrants unsteadily walked down last week, some of them met by stretchers and health workers with foil blankets. By the ship’s stern, with the silvered letters of “Mayan Queen” and “George Town” sparkling in the hot sun and under pumping house music, crew members worked where the migrants huddled upon reaching the Kalamata port.

According to Boat International, a yachting news site, the Mayan Queen, which flies a Cayman Islands flag, is in the top 100 for the world’s largest superyachts. It was built by the Hamburg-based shipbuilder Blohm & Voss GmbH in 2008 and designed by Tim Heywood , a favorite of the yachting set.

“Her power comes from two diesel engines. She can accommodate up to 26 guests, with 24 crew members,” the magazine wrote. “She is built with a teak deck, a steel hull, and aluminium superstructure.”

That craftsmanship stood in stark contrast to the condition of the ship that hundreds of migrants, paying thousands of dollars a head, crammed into last week in Libya, in the hopes of reaching Italy.

Witnesses said in sworn testimony obtained by The Times that passengers suffered beatings with belts and deprivation. Smugglers threw food into the water. Pakistani men were kept in the hold and hundreds of them sank with women and children into one of the deepest parts of the Mediterranean. Only the lucky ones reached the Mayan Queen’s decks.

At around 6 a.m. on the morning of the wreck, as the sun came up, Mr. Kirkby received a call to transport all the 100 rescued men from the Coast Guard vessel to the nearest port.

He offered dry clothes and water to the men, some of whom, he said, “were in a bad way.” For hours the survivors, wrapped in gray blankets and mourning their losses, sailed on the superyacht. At 11:20 a.m. the Mayan Queen and its unexpected passengers arrived to port.

“We took them all,” Mr. Kirkby said.

Niki Kitsantonis contributed reporting from Athens.

Jason Horowitz is the Rome bureau chief, covering Italy, the Vatican, Greece and other parts of Southern Europe. He previously covered the 2016 presidential campaign, the Obama administration and Congress, with an emphasis on political profiles and features. More about Jason Horowitz

Matina Stevis-Gridneff is the Brussels bureau chief, leading coverage of the European Union. She joined The Times in 2019. More about Matina Stevis-Gridneff

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Crew fatality on board ‘Mayan Queen IV’

A crewmember has died while the boat was docked in greece….

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Major media outlets have reported the death of 20-year-old Australian crewmember Sinead McNamara, who was found in a critical condition on 93m motoryacht Mayan Queen IV on Thursday. Greek authorities have launched an investigation into her final hours on the boat, which was docked on the Greek island of Kefalonia.

According to reports, doctors desperately attempted to revive McNamara as she was rushed to hospital on the island, but she died while being airlifted by the emergency services. The cause of her death remains unclear, with many outlets reporting conflicting stories about the circumstances in which she was found. It is known, however, that only crewmembers were on board at the time of the tragic incident.

It was initially reported that authorities had ordered the yacht to remain in the port of Argostoli while investigations took place, however Kefalonia’s police port official, Stamatis Limneos, told The Guardian that the yacht left Greek waters last night while the authorities are still gathering evidence and the inquiry is ongoing. At the time of writing, MarineTraffic shows the yacht sailing through Italian waters.

Update (05.09.18) : A coroner's report claims that examinations on the body showed "no visible signs of struggle or physical abuse" but that marks left by a rope were found on her neck.

"It is not yet possible to say if she was psychologically pushed to act or was under the influence of drugs at the time," said Coroner Elias Boyiokas, adding that toxicology test results would "probably take at least some weeks". At this stage, reports suggest it is a suspected suicide, but police are yet to officially determine how McNamara died.

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This motor yacht MAYAN QUEEN IV is a 92 m 302 (ft) imposing steel vessel which was made by Blohm + Voss Shipyards & Services and conceived by Blohm + Voss and Tim Heywood. A considerable full displacement yacht MAYAN QUEEN IV is a very high quality German built superyacht which was launched to completion in 2008. Sleeping 16 guests and 24 crew, motor yacht MAYAN QUEEN IV was formerly (Project Safari) which was her shipyard project name and/or actual name. The yacht is a recent full displacement yacht.

It has been reported that The Mayan Queen IV was commissioned for the Mexican businessman Alberto Bailleres who is the chairman of metals and mining group Industries Penoles which is the leading Latin American producer of refined gold, lead and zinc and the world’s top producer of silver. The megayacht is piloted by Richard Kirkby who used to pilot on of Roman Abramovich’s super yacht Le Grand Bleu.

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Blohm + Voss was the naval architect involved in the technical superyacht plans for MAYAN QUEEN IV. Blohm + Voss and Tim Heywood is also associated with the yacht general design work for this yacht. Germany is the country that Blohm + Voss Shipyards & Services built their new build motor yacht in. After her official launch in 2008 in Hamburg she was thereafter handed over to the owner following sea trials and testing. The core hull was constructed with steel. The motor yacht superstructure component is made extensively using aluminium. With a beam of 15.9 m or 52.17 feet MAYAN QUEEN IV has sizeable room. She has a reasonably deep draught of 4.25m (13.94ft). She had refit improvement and modification completed in 2009.

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