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Tanker sank after being hit by mega yacht, Bahamas

Product tanker TROPIC BREEZE was hit in the stern area by mega-yacht UTOPIA IV at around 0300 UTC Dec 24 15 nm NNW of New Providence Island, Bahamas, while en route to Great Stirrup Cay with a cargo of LPG and fuel. The tanker sank at some 600 meters depth, crew rescued, all are safe. Yacht prior to collision sailed from New Providence southern anchorage, returned back to New Providence after a collision, understood she sustained some damages. Not known if she had passengers on board or crew only. MB was tipped off by salvage_and_wreck https://www.instagram.com/p/CX5zbzFLTAU/ (more photos can be found here)

Oil Products Tanker TROPIC BREEZE is currently located at CARIBS – Caribbean Sea at position 25° 53′ 44.2″ N, 077° 38′ 17.6″ Was reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2020-12-16 23:14 UTC (1 year ago)

The vessel departed from GREAT STIRRUP CAY, BS on 2019-06-25 10:23 LT (UTC -4) and is currently sailing at 7.5 knots with South direction

TROPIC BREEZE (IMO: 8906315) is an Oil Products Tanker that was built in 1989 (32 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Belize.
Its carrying capacity is 750 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 1.5 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 48.73 meters and her width is 8 meters.

While the Yacht UTOPIA IV is currently located at CARIBS – Caribbean Sea at position 25° 04′ 51.3″ N, 077° 20′ 27.6″ W as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2021-12-25 16:27 UTC (4 minutes ago)
UTOPIA IV
The wind in this area at that time blows from the East direction at force 4 Beaufort.
 
UTOPIA IV (IMO: 9851050) is a Yacht that was built in 2018 (3 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of USA.
Its carrying capacity is 107 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 2.4 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 63 meters and her width is 11 meters

 

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