An Italian Video Blogger has posted a 30 minute and somewhat disturbing video of the superyacht Godspeed as she burned to become a constructive total loss while at anchor off the town of Santa Teresa di Riva, in Messina, Sicily on August 8th.
The yacht was a Westport 130 and was built in 2005.
In the video, which has obviously been edited down for easier watching, viewers can see how black smoke begins to billow from the port side in the area where the engine room dampers are situated.
What makes the video interesting however is the fact that at no time are crew seen on deck either fighting the fire or leaving the yacht but unconfirmed reports suggest that all persons who had been on board earlier where safe after the incident.
Also strangely, at the beginning of the film, other craft seem to pass the stricken yacht without action but as the entire scene is never totally in view it is impossible to gain an accurate picture of what is going on
The video eventually shows black smoke becoming flames, which then totally engulf the yacht and burn out the entire accommodation block.
Miraculously, despite the volume of water that appears to have been pumped into her by the attending fire tug, she remains afloat at the end of the video.
There is no commentary on the film, which is shot by a static camera attended occasionally. In the background a photographer is heard taking still shots.
A second film has been uploaded onto YouTube