USCG Saves Two People After $1 Million Luxury Sports Yacht Sank Off Florida

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  • On May 25, 2024, the U.S. Coast Guard successfully rescued two individuals from a luxury sports yacht that sank off the coast of Florida.
  • The incident occurred around 11:35 a.m., approximately three miles off St. Augustine Beach.

The 80-foot yacht reportedly collided with an underwater object and began to submerge. The vessel’s operator promptly contacted the Coast Guard for assistance.

Rescue Operation

The Coast Guard quickly dispatched a boat crew to the scene and coordinated with St. John’s County Fire and Rescue. The rescue teams arrived in time to safely evacuate the two individuals aboard the yacht.

Post-Rescue Actions

After the rescue, the partially submerged yacht’s bow remained visible. The Coast Guard issued a navigation hazard warning to alert mariners about the potential danger posed by the sunken yacht. The yacht’s owner is arranging for the salvage of the vessel to prevent any further hazards.

This incident underscores the importance of rapid response and coordination in maritime emergencies, showcasing the efficiency and dedication of the U.S. Coast Guard and local rescue teams.

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Source: Marine Insight