British Millionaire Dies After His Luxury Yacht Collides With Rocks

August 5, 2022 Maritime Safety News

A British man who reportedly lost his life after a 70ft luxury yacht that was sailing off the Italy coast crashed into rocks has been named as a millionaire firm owner.

Dean Kronsbein, 61, was on the vessel with his 27-year-old daughter named Sophia, and wife Sabine, 59, on Sunday before the yacht captain moved to steer clear of yet another vessel.
He was pulled out from the water but announced dead at the scene despite efforts of medics, per local media.

Authorities have to say that Dean experienced fatal injuries when the Amore yacht that collided with rocks off Porto Cervo in Sardinia.

His wife and daughter also sustained major injuries. They have been taken to a hospital and moved to a specialist unit in Sassari.
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The captain of the Amore, Mario Lallone, is under investigation. Witnesses, including rescuers and four friends of Dean on board, will be questioned.

Dean was the chairman and founder of Ultrafilter Medical, a multimillion-pound firm that produces face masks for NHS workers.

In 2022, Grimsby Live reported on Dean’s mission to reportedly donate 100,000 face masks to the locals, as part of the Great British Mask Giveaway campaign.

Dean’s family lawyer Egidio Caredda said that as one can imagine, it has been a terrible shock for his family. Dean’s son contacted him to help them. He added that Dean’s son, Dustin, flew out from England and would be with his mother and sister as they receive treatment.

Last month, he also threw a party for the Bentley Drivers Club at his country home close to Ross on Wye, with the Top Gear star and his close friend Richard Hammond attending it along with Prince Michael of Kent.

A Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) spokesperson mentioned that they are extending their support following a maritime accident that has taken place in Sardinia, including to the family members of a dual national who has lost his life. They are also in touch with the local authorities.

Source: https://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/british-millionaire-dies-after-his-luxury-yacht-collides-with-rocks/