On Saturday May 7 at around 7am local time, the 45 metre Benetti yacht Domani was disabled 45 miles off the coast of Grays Harbor, Washington.
The US Coast Guard reports the cause of the incident to be flooding of the beach club, which occurred as a result of the crew being unable to close the transom door.
#BreakingNews (1/2) #USCG crews responding to a disabled 143-foot yacht 45-miles northwest of Grays Harbor, Wash., with 7 people aboard. No medical concerns. Vessel cannot close transom door and water has entered the stern. Flooding is under control. Rescue crews remain on scene. pic.twitter.com/F10f7yYAiy— USCGPacificNorthwest (@USCGPacificNW) May 7, 2022
The US Coast Guard's vessel Cutter Active arrived on the scene to tow the vessel for ten hours to the entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, where she will be handed over to a commercial towing agency.
Seven people were on board and no injuries were reported.
The exact cause of the incident is not known.
Domani was delivered in 2004 as part of the yard’s Vision series, with exterior design by Stefano Righini and interiors from Zuretti.
#UPDATE Video taken by #USCG rescue crew member.@fox12oregon @KIRO7Seattle @komonews @KATUNews @KING5Seattle @KGWNews @fox13seattle @KOINNews pic.twitter.com/bOAqYOIKAo— USCGPacificNorthwest (@USCGPacificNW) May 8, 2022