The M/V Ana Cecilia that was best known for making a landmark trip to Cuba in 2012, delivering humanitarian goods for the first time in 50 years, and then for being seized by US custom and border control agents for smuggling cocaine in 2015, has been sunk about a mile off the coast in the Lake Worth inlet to become the latest artificial reef in Palm Beach County. US Customs and Border Protection confiscated the ship in 2015 after $10 million of cocaine was found on board. The reef honors the lives of five local residents who lost their lives in the last year to boating accidents. Plaques on the ship remember Perry J. Cohen, Austin Stephanos, Deputy Fernandez Jones, Jaden Jones and Willis Bell.
The M/V Ana Cecilia cargo ship has been sunk to become the latest artificial reef in Palm Beach County
by admin | Jul 14, 2016 | Uncategorized