Former world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko places video of dramatic moment firefighters rescue him and his family after their luxury yacht caught fire
- Wladimir Klitschko and his family were on a luxury yacht off the coast of Mallorca
- The alarm was given after the engine room caught fire nine miles from the harbor
- Firefighters saw foam spraying over the affected ship in pitch-dark
- Klitschko posted video after the Sunday evening incident and said & we are all okay & # 39;
The former World Heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko and his family were caught in the early morning drama after their luxury yacht caught fire.
Firefighters hurried to the affected ship off the coast of Majorca as it drifted in the middle of the night after a fire broke out in the engine room on Sunday night.
The 42-year-old, his family and crew all escaped unscathed from the ordeal, but the Ukrainian noted this morning on his Twitter site: & # 39; Be careful what you wish for: fate took my wish for & # 39; some #adrenalin & # 39; a little too literally on and our boat trip on Sunday evening ended up in our boat with the signing and family and friends were evacuated by the coast guard and the rescue team. No worries: all of us are doing well! & # 39;
Dramatic video showed the rescue in pitch darkness and the yacht covered with fire-fighting foam.
Dramatic images of the former heavyweight world champion showed firefighters aboard his luxury yacht off the coast of Majorca
Fire fighting foam can be seen pouring out of the ship as Klitschko and his family were safely removed
The voice of a young child can be heard in the background, while Klitschko tells what is going on.
Maritime Rescue said the rented yacht had caught fire in the engine room and was drifting nine miles south of Port Adriano, Majorca's chic marina, when the warning was issued.
Klitschko sailing from Ibiza to Palma with his family.
In a phase there were fears that the yacht could explode, so that all nine passengers were rushed to the lifeboat.
& # 39; The boat's occupants were evacuated safely and healthily, while the ship was taken to the port, where a Majorca fire brigade put out the fire & # 39 ;, said an emergency services spokesman.
The former heavyweight champion (at the Wembley in 2017) said: & # 39; Don't worry: we're all doing well! & # 39;
A fireman sees the ship foaming after the boxer and his family have been rescued
The incident occurred around 1.45 a.m. when the crew of the UM7, a Sunseeker yacht with a length of 18 meters, requested urgent help on the radio.
Palma & # 39; s Maritime Rescue service immediately sent one of its boats, the Salvamar Acrux, based in Port Adriano.
After the yacht was found, it appeared that the crew had already put down the fire on their own, but that they had been left without a motor and had drifted.
The Salvamar Acrux began to tow the ship to the harbor.
A crew member can be seen standing on the back of the luxury yacht behind a fireman beside pitch-black waters
Police officers are seen in conversation after the ship was brought back to dock
During the voyage, the fire in the engine room was ignited again, so that the crew aboard the rescue ship was transferred, while the yacht was topped with foam concentrates to try and stop the fire.
The ships arrived in the harbor at 3.30 a.m. An ambulance was waiting, but neither the boxer, family nor crew members needed treatment.
The UM7 can be rented in June for around £ 6,500 a month.
Wladimir Klitschko sailed with his family to Palma, from where they would fly to Germany to attend a solidarity festival. In Ibiza he was present at the opening of the Leon Löwentraut exhibition.
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