Saturday night saw the fulfillment of the charter yacht “Dream of the Sun”, a luxury charter yacht in Fort Lauderdale, when the three-story ship packed with revelers was squeezed under the Sunrise Boulevard Bridge.
Although there are no obvious damages, it is not common for a yacht of 137 feet to get stuck under the bridge. Mark Addison, a nearby resident, captured this video.
Addison’s home on the east side of the Inland Waterway faces the GalleryOne Doubletree Suites, where the Sun Dream docks. He stated that the ship entered the small opening between the support structure of the large bridge and the pier.
Addison stated that he was surprised to see the ship tilting towards the bridge, rather than leaning back.
Addison started filming the video when he heard a commotion outside.
“You can hear the crunching. The boat was full of people after they had a party. He stated that everyone was screaming.
Crew member, who requested anonymity, attributed the problem to wind gusts as well as mechanical problems (“actuator pin”) which made it temporarily impossible for the crew to reverse the ship after docking.
He claimed that the crew solved the problem, and that no accidents were caused.
The Dream of the Sun has a capacity of 149 and a 1000-square-foot open air observation deck. It is a popular location for corporate events, weddings, and holiday parties.
Late Saturday, the “Dream of the Sun,” stopped in its regular position with only a few scratches visible.