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Watch This 130-Foot Sinking Yacht Plummet Into the Ocean Off the Coast of Italy The video, which was released by the Italian Coast Guard, shows the 130-foot yacht sinking into the ocean with four passengers and five crew members on board.

By Emily Rella

Twitter via Italian Coast Gaurd
Twitter via Italian Coast Guard

Talk about a Saga indeed!

In disastrous footage caught on camera, a super yacht named My Saga began to sink in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Calabria in Italy.

The video, which was released by the Italian Coast Guard, shows the 130-foot yacht quickly plummeting into the water with four passengers and five crew members on board.

The boat was making its way from Gallipoli to Sicily over the weekend when the vessel started to take on water, roughly nine miles outside the port of Catanzaro.

Four passengers and one crew member were rescued by a Romanian patrol boat before being transferred to the Italian Coast Guard ship and brought back to the port at Catanzaro, according to reports.

A tugboat was then dispatched to rescue the remaining crew members before the boat was towed. But rough waters and bad weather — coupled with the peculiar and complicated positioning of the breached boat — made towing nearly impossible.

The remaining crew members were also brought back to Catanzaro. All were retrieved safely and uninjured.

The Coast Guard is currently investigating the exact cause of the sinkage.

Emily Rella

Entrepreneur Staff

Senior News Writer

Emily Rella is a Senior News Writer at Previously, she was an editor at Verizon Media. Her coverage spans features, business, lifestyle, tech, entertainment, and lifestyle. She is a 2015 graduate of Boston College and a Ridgefield, CT native. Find her on Twitter at @EmilyKRella.

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