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MY La Dolce Vita

Monroe County, FL, USA | 2021-Mar-19

Initial Notification: On March 16, 2021, the 100-foot Yacht La Dolce Vita had a fire and explosion near the Marquesas in the Florida Keys. The USCG D7 requested the NOAA SSC to attend a conference call to discuss a proposed salvage plan. The vessel has burned to the waterline and has been drifting partially submerged while being monitored and boomed. USCG has worked through the National Marine Sanctuaries and obtained a resources at risk from the Florida State Scientific Support Coordinator. It is thought the vessel had between 1200 and 4500 gallons of diesel aboard.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 4500 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 24° 37.02′ North
Longitude (approximate): 82° 8.17′ West