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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. 

Credit: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

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.

Credit: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

“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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Alert La Familia! There’s a Marc Anthony Livestream Concert Coming in April

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Alert La Familia! There’s a Marc Anthony Livestream Concert Coming in April

Marc Anthony will be putting on a live stream concert for his fans in April. The Nuyorican icon announced the news this week about his upcoming show Marc Anthony: One Night Only.

Anthony wants to entertain his fans from a safe distance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Life has changed us…undoubtedly,” Anthony said in a statement. “But music is still a tethering wire for us all. It allows us to continue maintaining the illusion, love, and joy alive. And although for safety reasons we cannot be face-to-face yet, I am sure this concert will create an incredible magic that will allow me to connect with my audience, wherever they are, and with all those who need a touch of my music to move forward, to maintain the passion for life.”

With hits like “Vivir Mi Vida” and the ’90s classic “I Need to Know,” there will be a lot more than “moving forward” going on during a Marc Anthony show. The salsa music giant will definitely have our parents, tías, and abuelas getting down to his songs in the living room. We’ll be up in the mix too.

Don’t miss it because the show will be “One Night Only.”

Marc Anthony: One Night Only will be live-streamed worldwide on April 17. The concert will be directed by Grammy Award-winning director Carlos Perez, who shot the music videos for “Despacito” and “Vivir Mi Vida.” Magnus Studios is producing the live stream event.

“At Magnus Studios, we have set out to create unique content and entertainment experiences for worldwide audiences,” said Felipe Pimiento, Magnus COO and head of Magnus Studios, in a statement. “Music is in our DNA and this will mark the first of many music content productions in our production pipeline. We couldn’t be prouder than starting with our own, Marc Anthony, to set the stage for what’s to come.”

Fans can buy tickets now to Marc Anthony: One Night Only at his official website here. Anthony made history back in September when his 3.0 album became the first salsa LP to be certified Diamante in the U.S.

Read: As People Still Suffer After Hurricanes And Earthquakes, Marc Anthony Is Putting Together A Massive Relief Benefit Concert

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A Florida Doctor Is Being Charged with a Hate Crime After Assaulting a Latino Man at a Supermarket

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A Florida Doctor Is Being Charged with a Hate Crime After Assaulting a Latino Man at a Supermarket

Photos via MIAMI-DADE CORRECTIONS, Getty Images

It’s an unfortunate reality that Latinos face immense amounts of racism in America. Case in point: a Florida doctor is facing hate crime charges after assaulting a Latino man at a supermarket.

According to police, a 58-year-old woman followed a Latino man out to the parking lot, keyed his car, smashed his phone, and punched him–all the while hurling racially-charged insults at him.

The altercation happened on Jan. 20th at a Publix supermarket in Hialeah, Florida–a town with a large Latino population. It all started when the victim, an unnamed Latino man, asked Dr. Jennifer Susan Wright to maintain social distancing in Spanish. After she ignored him, the man repeated the question in English.

It was at this point that Dr. Wright, who is an anesthesiologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center, became incensed and began muttering curse words under her breath. After the man left the grocery store, Dr. Wright followed him out to the parking lot.

She began to verbally berate him, calling him a “spic” and telling him “we should have gotten rid of you when we could.”

According to the police report, she also said: “This is not going to be Biden’s America, this is my America.” The woman then took her keys out an began to “stab the victim’s vehicle with her keys” while telling him to “go back to his country”.

The man took out his phone to call 911 and the woman allegedly punched him, causing him to drop his phone. When he bent over to pick his phone up, she allegedly kicked him and tried to stomp on his phone.

The woman fled before the police came, but she was arrested on Feb 12th at her home in Miami Springs.

The woman was initially charged with tampering with a victim, criminal mischief and battery with prejudice. The “hate crime” charge was later added, elevating the crime to a felony.

According to reports, Wright posted her $1000 bail and is now awaiting trial. Mount Sinai Medical Center released a statement saying that Dr. Wright is “no longer responsible for patient care” after assaulting a Latino man.

According to the Miami Herald, neighbors know Dr. Jennifer Wright as an ardent Trump supporter. Her social media pages are riddled with far-right, Pro-Trump memes and photos of her posing in a MAGA hat. She even uploaded a post that read: “It’s Okay To Be White.”

We can all agree that it’s “okay” to be white. It’s okay to be any race. We cannot, however, all agree that it’s okay to be a violent, racist bigot. We hope the victim has recovered and we hope Jennifer Wright will face justice.

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