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Fire engulfs massive yacht on Miami’s Watson Island

Luxury yacht destroyed after flames consume vessel in matter of hours

Fire crews rushed into action after flames broke out on a massive luxury yacht.
Fire crews rushed into action after flames broke out on a massive luxury yacht.

MIAMI – Firefighters rushed into action after flames broke out on a massive luxury yacht Wednesday night.

Large flames engulfed the massive vessel at the Island Gardens marina on Watson Island.

The 120-foot Andiamo caused an inferno on Biscayne Bay as firefighters raced to stop the flames from spreading to nearby boats.

More than 45 firefighters from Miami and Miami-Dade County were on hand to help extinguish the blaze.

A fire burns on a luxury yacht off Biscayne Bay. (WPLG)

The yacht began to list and sink around 10 p.m.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, all passengers were able to safely get off the boat and no injuries were reported.

The damage to the yacht is catastrophic.


About the Author:

Louis Aguirre returned home to Miami and Local 10 in September 2017.