A South Florida drawbridge on the Intracoastal Waterway crashed onto 160-foot Rockstar (ex-Blind Date) on Tuesday.
Fort Lauderdale is usually an opportunity for some refit work, and the local marine industries have successfully made the case that improvements to infrastructure and waterway access are a priority. This summer, major work started on both public and private property to offer larger yachts access to local refit facilities.
The Intracoastal Waterway, after 72 years of loyal services to the boating community, is in trouble. This 1,200-mile-long thoroughfare (stretching from Norfolk to Key West, Fla.) used by commercial and recreational vessels alike, is no longer as accessible and safe as it should be.