Solar yacht PORRIMA was destroyed on August 12th in the early morning off Mandwa in south Mumbai, India, while traveling to the Maldives from the UAE by way of Mumbai.
Five crew members were saved by the Indian CG and taken to a hospital. There was no update about the status of the boat or its condition.
MS Porrima is a Swiss experimental ship powered by renewable sources like solar wind, wind, and hydrogen power. It’s currently sailing across the globe, having been sailed out of Osaka, Japan, on December 18th, 2021.
The historic voyage across five continents is part of the TEAM EXPO 2025 Co-Creation Challenge. The Expo program is designed to speed up the accomplishment goals of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs ).