Malizia former yacht of Prince Rainier of Monaco shipwrecked on Stromboli, Italy. The 25 metre yacht was chartered for a cruise in the Aeolian Islands. There were five guests on board, as well as three crew.

According to reports, while the boat was off Stromboli there was a failure to the controls that compromised navigation. The captain tried to beach the ship, taking advantage of the favourable sea conditions, to avoid total loss. The hull ended up against a cliff south of the small port of Scari.

Fortunately, all occupants were unharmed. The crew evacuated the five tourists with the lifeboat, transporting them to the port of Scari, while the captain and a sailor remained on board. The charter company has already planned the recovery of the ship, the damage of which should be contained. Rescue operations were coordinated by the Lipari Coast Guard Circomare.

This 25m Malizia was built in 1989 by Perini Navi. It was originally built for Prince Rainier III of Monaco, who named it Malizia, in homage to the family tradition. The boat was moored for many years in Cap d’Ail where it was used as the Prince’s personal flagship.