The Price Of MegaYacht Confinement: Lady Tina Quarantined In Monaco Port

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

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Maneuvering in and out of Port Hercules in Monaco has been complicated this past week with the 90-megayacht, Lionheart, anchored near the digue after two crewmen tested positive for Covid. 

Owner, Lady Tina Green, who had been quarantined on the yacht with her daughter 29-year-old daughter, Chloe, could have been paying a rate of up to €2,047.20 per day or €32,476.80 a month for mooring, according to Ports de Monaco.

The 71-year-old interior designer (she helped relook La Vigie last summer) said in a statement, “After maintenance in Italy, the boat returned to Monaco. We were meant to go on a cruise with my family.”

The Monaco resident added, “It was my responsibility to have the whole crew tested before leaving. We then discovered two cases—one asymptomatic and the other with a sore throat.

“The two have been confined to the cabin ever since. The rest and myself are on the boat. Everyone is well.” The Benetti-designed vessel had been waving a yellow “contagion” flag but additional PCR tests were carried out on Monday and came back negative.

At an estimated value of $150 million, Lionheart was photographed in the bay de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 2. The floating home features a helipad, pool, 15 crew cabins and room for 12 guests.

Fourteen boats have been confined by the Monegasque authorities since the beginning of the pandemic. Monaco has reported 19 new coronvirus cases over the past seven days.

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Nancy Heslin is an established journalist and lifestyle writer. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Monaco magazine (bimonthly in English) , since the magazine's 2nd issue . Launched in November 2018, Forbes Monaco is part of the Forbes family, with its 7 million readers and 71 million monthly website visitors worldwide.