Yacht Accident Stories
Wednesday March 29, 2017



the one fireOn January 4th 2016 the motor yachts The One and Barbie were damaged in a fire in Marmaris, Turkey. The fire apparently started around 2 am on The One and then spread to the yacht Barbie.

The One was built by Lurssen and delivered in 1972 as Carinthia VI and was 71 m long, 853 Gt (see picture below). Only recently she was voted the most iconic yacht amongst a group of leading designers. Maybe someone will be up for the challenge of rebuilding her.

The yacht Barbie was built by Al Jadaf and delivered in 2006 and was 52 m long, 514 Gt.


Local media reports that the fire took over four hours to extinguish, and an investigation has begun to establish the cause of the incident.

It looks like both yachts have sunk lately.


See the Video Eliad Hagiladi of Yacht Marine




Motor Yacht The One, Ex-Carinthia VI














 Motor Yacht Barbie on fire















Motor Yacht Barbie




















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Questions of the Month

- Why an additional paragraph social media policy should be added to the crew contract ?

- Why many experienced captains are never given a chance to get a position on a 30+ m ?

- What is really covering your yacht crew member insurance ?

- During the season, is there enough time for safety drills and training ?

- Can Captains count on duty crew members at dock in case of emergency ?



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