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Terrorist attack hits close to Med’s yachting heart in Nice

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On July 14, 84 people were killed and 303 injured when a man deliberately drove a cargo truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France.

While most yachting businesses are located in the nearby Antibes and Monaco areas, Nice is a hub of yachting activity since its airport serves the Cote d’Azur. Its port is popular with yachts awaiting guests.

Coralyn Tracey, general secretary of the MYBA (the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association), is based in Nice.

“I am devastated, but none of us has been touched personally,” she said. “I checked with my team this morning and everyone is OK, so far.

“I just cried,” she said. “So many people will be affected by this tragedy.”

ISSGMT Global Marine Travel in Ft. Lauderdale helps mariners with travel around the world and has many connections in the Nice area. Marlo Jones, executive assistant to company President Tim Davey, said their clients and colleagues were safe.

“Tim said everyone we have assisted with flights to that area and everyone we have worked with is safe,” Jones said.

The driver was a Tunisian man who lived in France. No ties to Islamic extremists had been established by deadline.

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