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Investigations Open After Model Dies On Yacht In Greece

A NSW Instagram model, reportedly working on a billionaire's extravagant superyacht, has been confirmed dead in Greece.

The ship must remain in port as investigators try to piece together what happened in Sinead McNamara's final hours, local media reports.

The death of the 20-year-old was confirmed by friends on Sunday after she allegedly died aboard the Mayan Queen IV.

The six-storey ship, valued at about $US140 million, belongs to Mexican mining magnate Alberto Bailleres.

Ms McNamrara was working as a crew member, Greek media reported on Thursday, when she tried to kill herself on board the ship while it was anchored near Kefalonia.

Her cause of death has not been confirmed and the ship must stay in port until an investigation, including an autopsy, wraps up, Greek media said.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, on Sunday, confirmed it is "providing consular assistance to the family of an Australian who died in Greece".

Ms McNamara's friends posted tributes to her throughout the weekend.

"I lost a girl who opened my mind to the world," one friend from Port Macquarie wrote on Facebook on Sunday.

"Can't believe I was talking to you less than a week ago organising to meet in Greece... Rest you adventurous crazy girl!"

Ms McNamara's Facebook reveals her older sister was due to touch down in Greece just a day after her death.

AAP.

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