June 16, 2020
Super Servant 4 departed Palma with cargo safely on board following earlier incident
Amsterdam, 16 June 2020 – On Monday morning June 8th DYT’s semi-submersible vessel Super Servant 4 unexpectedly listed heavily to starboard during sail-out. Due to an electrical failure, a limited amount of ballast water transferred from port to starboard side. This combined with smaller electrical issues led to heavy listing of the carrier. All precautions were taken, the vessel and the incident were heavily investigated and the necessary measures have been put in place to avoid this from happening in the future.
On Saturday 13 June, the Super Servant 4 safely resumed ballast operations and loaded several more yachts bound for Genoa and Florida. This morning the vessel departed from Palma to deliver her remaining cargo in Genoa.
The Master on board Super Servant 4 took quick action to get the vessel and yacht crew on board to safety. Two tugboats were called to assist the vessel alongside the quay. After the electric failure was resolved by the crew, the listing was reduced, and the focus was on safely unloading the yachts on board.
The vessel was thoroughly inspected, and in close cooperation with the authorities various tests were performed. When the situation was clear and safe the vessel continued operations and the yachts were loaded.
We would like to clarify that the Super Servant 4 is a submersible vessel. The carrier is designed to submerge (controlled “sinking”), if needed, even below the visible catwalks. DYT is not minimizing the incident but feel it’s necessary to emphasize the carrier was not sinking.
Thanks to the quick response by all parties involved, there were no injuries, no marine pollution and the damages to Super Servant 4 were minimal. There were minor damages reported to the yachts on board all of which are currently in the process of being handled by the Marine Cargo Insurance in place.
We regret this incident took place, for our clients and concerned bystanders. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience to the parties involved, especially our valued customers. DYT Yacht Transport will continue to learn from this incident and work towards delivering an improved version of the level of service our clients have come to expect.