Luxury yacht Amapolla nearly sank or maybe sank, Nice, French Riviera

Luxury yacht Amapolla was dangerously close to sinking in the evening hours Aug 21 in Bay of Villefranche sur Mer, French Riviera, Mediterranean. Vessel started to take on water through a gate or ramp in tender bay. 14 passengers were evacuated by rescue boats, while yacht developed 15 deg list. Pilot boat from Nice came to assist and took yacht on tow. It is understood that vessel reached Nice, water was pumped out. Last AIS signal though, dated Aug 21, Nice, no AIS updates since that date.

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