Marc Anthony’s $7 Million Yacht Went Down In Flames And The Miami Fire Rescue Doesn’t Know What Caused The Fire
The Miami Fire Rescue responded to the fire at 7:30 —which was docked at a marina on Watson Island. Initially, two fireboats arrived at the site, but the yacht was already engulfed in flames. Here’s what happened.
At 7:30 pm on Wednesday, the Miami Fire Rescue responded to a fire at a marina on Watson Island.
The boat was docked off MacArthur Causeway at the Island Gardens Marina when it caught fire on Wednesday night. The team worked to extinguish the flames before they could spread to other boats docked in the area —but the king of Salsa’s multi-million yacht was already capsized.
The incident made it to the news.
local news reported that 45+ firefighters battled the flames and smoke from boats and the dock.
The fire escalated and got out of control.
“Boat fires can quickly go from a small compartment fire into an unstoppable blaze in a matter of minutes because of the material found onboard these vessels,” Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said in a statement. Crews used fireboats to douse the blaze, which could be seen from as far away as downtown Miami according to Miami Fire Rescue Captain Ignatius Carroll.
It looks like it did ‘rain on’ Marc Anthony after all.
The yacht, named “Andiamo”, which translates to “let’s go” in Italian, was worth about $7 million, according to Yahoo. It was 36.6 meters, about 120 feet, long, according to Boat International and it took two hours to get the fire under control.
There were no reported injuries, although two crew members were aboard the yacht during the time of the fire.
Andiamo has six passenger rooms, one master bedroom, five double rooms, and one twin room. Flames were under control in two hours with the help of more than 45 firefighters.
The cause of the fire has not yet been publicly announced.
The Grammy-winning singer was not on board during the time of the fire, a representative told USA Today. The firefighters used an oil-absorbent to soak up oil on the surface of the water in order to decrease potential negative environmental impacts, according to Miami-Dade.
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