A coronavirus outbreak on British tycoon Sir Philip Green’s super-yacht has left it ordered to remain in port in Monaco, his wife has said.
Two crew members on the £100million luxury vessel have tested positive for Covid-19 with authorities forbidding it from leaving Port Hercules.
Sir Philip’s wife Lady Tina Green, 71, has confirmed she is isolating on board – with the 92-metre Lionheart flying a yellow flag to signify quarantine.
It is currently unclear if the Arcadia Group chairman, 68, or the couple’s 29-year-old daughter Chloe are also aboard the ship.
Lady Tina said the outbreak scuppered plans for a cruise with her family, with the yacht returning following maintenance work in Italy.
“The two have been confined to the cabin ever since. The rest and myself are on the boat. Everyone is well.”
The yacht has cabin space for 16 crew, while also boasts six state rooms to accommodate 12 guests and was built by naval architects Benetti Yachts in 2006 in Livorno, Italy, though is flagged in the UK.
There is a bar, on-deck spa pool and six speaker sound system surrounding the Jacuzzi.
Sir Philip was last seen relaxing on the deck three weeks ago.
The entrepreneur’s retail group has been accused of breaching employment law by basing employees’ redundancy notice pay on furlough pay, reports the Guardian.
Around 500 head office staff are expected to loose their jobs due to falling sales amid the pandemic.
The group owns the likes of Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and Dorothy Perkins.