$2.5 Mil Yacht Doesn’t Float- Uh Oh

$2.5. million Chinese yacht goes straight down on its maiden
voyage

By Chris Lehmann Editor The Upshot
If you’re going to spend $2.5 million on a yacht, you’d like it to be able to float. Alas, the SS Jiugang wasn’t able to meet that basic requirement.
The Chinese vessel made her maiden voyage in the Yellow River. Although “voyage” probably isn’t the right word. “Fiasco” is more
appropriate, because the boat instantly sank as it was pushed into the
water.


The above video of the vessel’s inglorious found its way to tech blog Gizmodo. It’s both heartbreaking and hilarious, watching the excited
people push the boat into the river only to watch the boat’s stern quickly sink into the muddy waters. (Cue Celine Dion, and the sweeping “Titanic”theme, “My Heart Will Go On.”)

According to Gizmodo, the accident was caused by “improper handling from the builders who mistakenly estimated the water level causing the water level to exceed the limit.” Either way, rescue workers eventually pulled the boat from the water for repairs. No word on how much what
it cost to retrieve the beleaguered vessel. Thankfully, there were no
injuries.

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