KEY POINTS

  • The 120-foot yacht was stationed near the MacArthur Causeway in Watson Island
  • Anthony was not onboard at the time of the mishap
  • The firefighters were able to evacuate six or seven members from the yacht safely

An enormous luxury yacht belonging to the two-time Grammy-winning singer Marc Anthony caught fire in Miami on Wednesday night.

The 120-foot yacht was stationed near the MacArthur Causeway in Watson Island and Anthony was not onboard at the time of the mishap.

Firefighters from the Miami Fire Rescue were called to the scene. Heavy flames that erupted in the upper decks were brought under control and kept from spreading to nearby boats. The firefighters were able to evacuate six or seven members from the yacht safely. However, the boat began to capsize despite their efforts to save it. 

 “Because of the amount of fire on that ship, we had take more of a defensive attack, so we have our fire boats with Miami-Dade County as well,” Cpt. Ignatius Carroll, from Miami Fire Rescue, told 7 News while the boat was still caught in raging flames.

The boat, named Andiamo, was worth $7 million, featuring five cabins, a BBQ, satellite TV, wifi, a Jacuzzi, and docking stations for multiple jet skis. It had hosted A-list celebrities over the years and was reportedly put up for sale earlier this year, TMZ reported.

Anthony is believed to be in Puerto Rico currently as part of his OPUS tour.

The cause of the massive fire was not known and it was under investigation. No injuries were reported.

Marc Anthony Pictured: Anthony performs at half time during the International Champions Cup 2017 match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at Hard Rock Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photo: Getty Images/John Parra