As explained by the Port of Tarragona on its Twitter page, the sailing yacht was hit in the center of the hull, causing it to sink in no more than half an hour from the impact. No victims were reported from either ship.
Following the sink of the Eleonora E, containment barriers have been installed to prevent any other collisions in the area and any fuel spills. Port authorities also placed absorbent material to collect any possible fuel leaks from the sunk vessel.
Eleonora E was built as a beautiful replica of the Westward racing yacht that was launched in 1910. Eleonora has a wood superstructure and a steel hull, a length of 49.5 m (a bit over162 ft), a beam of 8.1 m (26.5 ft), and a volume of 148 GT. It went through several refits since its build. The sailing yacht can accommodate eight guests and nine crew members. It has a cruising speed of 9 knots (10 mph/16 kph) and can reach a top speed of 10 knots (11.5 mph/18.5 kph).
It was available for charter in the Mediterranean from approximately €70,000 ($74,000) per week.
VIDEO | Imatges de dron del dispositiu i equips d’emergències desplegats per #PortTarragona per l’enfonsament del veler “Eleonora E” que estant amarrat a la Marina PortTarraco ha estat col·lidit per un vaixell de salvament que realitzava una maniobra de sortida. pic.twitter.com/oUMKvvZv1E— Port Tarragona (@PortTarragona) June 10, 2022