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Superyacht chief engineer dies

A superyacht crew member has died after reportedly being electrocuted while working onboard the Baton Rouge.

Roy Temme, aged 47, from Southampton, was serving as the chief engineer on board the 205ft long superyacht.

He had been carrying out work aboard the vessel while it was moored at a harbour in Antigua.

He is said to have ventured into the engine area after a reported power outage but was later found unresponsive by a colleague.

Police and paramedics were called to the vessel at 8.30am local time and was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

It is understood the yacht had been in the harbour for a few weeks.

Further investigations are continuing into the tragedy, the port authority has confirmed.

Authorities are conducting further investigations into Roy’s death.

The Baton Rouge luxury yacht, photo courtesy YachtCharterFleet
The Baton Rouge luxury yacht, photo courtesy YachtCharterFleet

A spokesman from the port authority confirmed: “We will be making initial enquiries and will be liaising with the authorities to make sure it is an accident as has been thought.

“We cannot say too much more at this stage until we complete our investigation.”

Baton Rouge is listed on the YachtCharterFleet website for $455,000 a week plus expenses for summer charter rates with winter charter rates starting from $475,000.

The yacht, by the Dutch shipyard Icon Yachts, is said to offer flexible accommodation for up to 12 guests in seven cabins and features interior styling by British designer RWD.

She was built in 2010 and has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure.

The yacht is powered by twin MTU engines and has a range of up to 5,000 nautical miles from her 150,000 litre fuel tanks.

She is capable of carrying up to 18 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht charter experience.

Roy was a former director of RT Maritime Ltd.

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