Nourah of Riyad was being lifted out of the water for repairs when the incident occured

A £65m superyacht owned by a Saudi prince capsized and partially sank while awaiting repairs at a shipyard in Greece.

The 230ft, 1,415-tonne Nourah of Riyad, owned by Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd Al Saud, was being lifted out of the water for repairs at a yard outside Athens when it capsized.

During the lift, the vessel was turned at a 45-degree angle, becoming partially submerged in the water, according to UK tabloid The Sun. Neither crew nor yard workers were injured in the event.

Nourah of Riyad has 11 cabins for up to 22 guests and a crew of 18. It can reach a top speed of 19kt.

The vessel is said to have caused damaged to a neighbouring shipyard as well as equipment on board the tourist boat Lamadin, which was also nearby.