DEEP DIVE: Superyacht Sinks In Front Of Italian Rescue Crews

This is the dramatic moment a 40-metre-long superyacht sinks in the Mediterranean off the coast of southern Italy.

The footage was taken by rescuers on a boat operated by the Italian Coast Guard that captured the shocking moment the superyacht sank.

The yacht was nine miles offshore from Catanzaro Marina, in the Calabria region, when it sank recently.

The yacht was flagged to the Cayman Islands and was travelling between Gallipoli, in Turkey, and Milazzo, in Sicily.

The accident happened while it was sailing in the Gulf of Squillace, on the Italian coast of the Ionian Sea.

Maritime rescue officials confirmed they were investigating the accident but made no other comment.

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