On Wednesday, December 18, Marc Anthony’s $7 million dollar yacht caught on fire and capsized while docked at Watson Island in Miami, Florida. At the time of the incident, several crew members were aboard the boat.
According to 7 News Miami, the 120-foot yacht was swarmed in flames. Although many workers were on the boat when it caught fire, they were able to exit safely without any injuries or fatalities.
“Everyone is safe,” a representative said to Us Weekly before confirming the 51-year-old singer’s whereabouts. “Marc was not on board.”
The City of Miami Fire Rescue took to Twitter to announce that the fire was under control within a couple of hours. “Units from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Miami Beach Fire Rescue were called upon to assist with water assets,” the Miami Fire Rescue team said in a statement. “Fire was under control within two hours and no other boats were damaged.”
Over the years, Marc has been spotted on the $7 million dollar yacht on several occasions. Prior to his yacht catching on fire, Marc announced the dates to his Opus Tour in Spain. “My people from Spain!” he began. “Happy to announce that in 2020 we will see them with the #OPUSTour.” The 8-date tour will begin in June 2020 and end later that month.
In addition to preparing for his tour, Marc also prioritizes time for his family. The “Úsame” singer shares twins, daughter Emme and son Max, with ex-wife Jennifer Lopez. Back in September 2019, the former couple supported their 11-year-old daughter at her track meet. J. Lo, 50, brought along fiancé, Alex Rodriguez and Marc was accompanied by his girlfriend, Raffaella Modugno.
After calling it quits on their relationship in 2014, Marc and Jennifer managed to coparent in a way that works for them. “I think we’re really good the way we are,” Jennifer said to Kelly Ripa in 2017.
“We’re always going to be great friends, I’m always going to be there for him, he’s always going to be there for me...We share something very special in the kids — and we’re there for them, and that’s the main thing,” she explained.