On this episode of "Nightmares You Didn't Know You Had":
A superyacht in St. Maarten took down an operator's shack as it attempted to dock at Simpson Bay Lagoon.
The incident was captured on video, along with shots of several onlookers watching it happen and commenting.
So this just happened in St Maarten! (apologies for the bad language but fairly understandable!) https://t.co/eof5UeqG79— Tracy Edwards (@Tracy Edwards)1576440297.0
The yacht, owned by Pakistani billionaire Alshair Fiyaz, was met with a combination of high winds and strong currents that took the yacht out of the operator's control.
An escape hatch on the starboard of the ship was open, which ultimately crashed into and crumpled the structure.
@TracyEdwardsMBE Best part about this video is watching everyone bail except those two ladies sitting down at the c… https://t.co/tv3NlLYjYL— Jebediah Johnson (@Jebediah Johnson)1576515488.0
@TracyEdwardsMBE Oh wow that’s Roman Abromavich’s yacht— Chris Hooper (@Chris Hooper)1576445974.0
@TracyEdwardsMBE Whoops... love the two chilled ladies at the front, not getting up !— Sharron Davies MBE (@Sharron Davies MBE)1576440764.0
@TracyEdwardsMBE https://t.co/BlgSJSgYk4— eli (@eli)1576500653.0
@TracyEdwardsMBE Hey u scratched my anchor https://t.co/i3rvyPA2jP— TL (@TL)1576502593.0
Thankfully the operator was able to escape the shack and make it to safety.
Simpson Bay Bridge is still operational, as the controls themselves were not destroyed, though the booth is plenty the worse for wear.
@TracyEdwardsMBE Skipper said it’s Gillians fault! 🤦 https://t.co/ypKav4o2ti— James Bradley (@James Bradley)1576509199.0
@TracyEdwardsMBE @belizemarc Them 2 women just sat there... https://t.co/j3Zz180Sv1— Ben (@Ben)1576507519.0
@TracyEdwardsMBE Hope that captain already cashed the bonus check. It will be his/her’s last.— TheRealBalc (@TheRealBalc)1576441460.0
@TracyEdwardsMBE Is Rodney Dangerfield driving that yacht?— Jerry Lock, Holiday Funk (@Jerry Lock, Holiday Funk)1576506269.0
That captain is in for a fun night. Who is the owner of Ecstasea? https://t.co/mbTkMxgu5E— Bill Bertles (@Bill Bertles)1576453588.0
There is no update on the captain of the yacht, called the Ecstasea,
The yacht itself was commissioned by Russian-Israeli businessman Roman Abramovich and is composed of solid steel and boasts seven passenger cabins, 12 crew cabins, a cinema, sauna, weight room, multiple bars and a helicopter landing pad.
@TracyEdwardsMBE yeah they can afford that damage… Unless they have a wild law that lets them stuff the responsibil… https://t.co/517rVWQYsx— RobertPRoehm (@RobertPRoehm)1576503270.0
@TracyEdwardsMBE Shoutout to the two women sitting in the front that did not budge! They must see super yachts crash all the time 😂🙌🏾— YoungFonz 🙌🏾 (@YoungFonz 🙌🏾)1576512422.0
@TracyEdwardsMBE Did the dinosaurs eat the crew?— sv (@sv)1576512151.0
@TracyEdwardsMBE And people who come on my boat wonder why I get so excited and chuffed with myself when I come in… https://t.co/9RH66NXFj4— Alastair Hilton (@Alastair Hilton)1576499258.0
@TracyEdwardsMBE https://t.co/f1kUUJX9c5— TL (@TL)1576502643.0
Thankfully, this time, nobody was hurt—so we can all take this as a warning to be more careful driving our superyachts.