Marc Anthony’s $7 million yacht caught fire and capsized in Miami and will now cost $300,000 to clean — here’s what happened

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Singer Marc Anthony’s yacht caught fire Wednesday night in Miami and capsized. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

Singer Marc Anthony’s yacht caught fire Wednesday night in Miami and capsized.

At 7:30 p.m., Miami Fire Rescue responded to the fire, which was docked at a marina on Watson Island. Two fireboats initially arrived at the sight of the yacht already engulfed in flames.

The team worked to extinguish the fire before it could spread to other boats docked at the marina.

“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.

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. But now that the fire has been extinguished, the Coast Guard has to manage the pollution as a result of the yacht destruction.

There were no reported injuries, although two crew members were aboard the yacht during the time of the fire.

Keep scrolling to see photos taken of the yacht in flames and how it looks now that the fire has settled:


The yacht was worth about $US7 million, according to Yahoo.

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Source: Yahoo


It was named “Andiamo”, which translates to “let’s go” in Italian.

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Flames were under control in two hours with the help of more than 45 firefighters.

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The yacht was 36.6 meters, about 120 feet, long, according to Boat International. It could also store 10,566 gallons of diesel.

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Source: Boat International


Andiamo has six passenger rooms, one master bedroom, five double rooms, and one twin room.

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Source: Boat International


The Grammy-winning singer was not on board during the time of the fire, a representative told USA Today.

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The cause of the fire has not yet been publicly announced and is currently being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.

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Now, the Coast Guard is in charge of the pollution response, and Resolve Marine Group has been contracted for part of the process, which includes fuel removal. Tow Boat US will be heading the salvage operation.

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Booms were set up around and on the destroyed yacht to curb any potential negative environmental impacts, such as oil spills, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Source: U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast


An Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund was opened for “pollution mitigation operations” at $US300,000, according to the Coats Guard.

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The OSLTF was set up as a pool of money that could be dipped into for ” federal responses to oil spills and compensation for certain damages,” according to the US Coast Guard.

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