An investigation is under way into the final hours of an Australian who died on a billionaire’s superyacht in the Mediterranean.
Sinead McNamara was working as a crew member on the Mayan Queen IV when she died on board the ship early on Friday while it was anchored near Kefalonia. The six-storey ship, valued at about US$140m, belongs to the Mexican mining magnate Alberto Bailleres.
The cause of death has not been confirmed. The ship must remain in port as investigators try to piece together what happened, local media reports.
McNamara, 20, was originally from Port Macquarie.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing consular assistance to her family.
Friends posted tributes to her throughout the weekend. “I lost a girl who opened my mind to the world,” one friend from Port Macquarie wrote on Facebook on Sunday.