Yesterday, February 13, FtLauderdaleWebcam.com published
footage on its Facebook page of the 171-foot M/Y Sunrise grounded in Fort Lauderdale in front of Pier 66 Marina — a
status reportedly confirmed by Marine Traffic AIS, which labeled the yacht as
“aground” at the time.
According to Local10,
eyewitnesses say the boat was being towed out of the docks when it hit a
sandbar, tilting to such an extent that one of its propellers jutted out of the
water. However, there is no official report on what caused the yacht to run
A tow boat and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) worked
to free the boat, waiting until the tide rose to make their moves. Later that
evening, she was reported as floating free, but there’s no word yet on her
current status. There are no reported injuries.
out to the USCG and marina director, but has yet to receive a response. Stay
tuned for more information.
Photo: Facebook/Ft Lauderdale Webcam