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Sailing yacht Ethereal afloat after grounding in Fort Lauderdale


Update 3:15 p.m.:
S/Y Ethereal, a 190-foot Royal Huisman, is afloat after grounding in Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 19. The yacht was underway in the channel south of the 17th Street Causeway bridge about 9 a.m. when it grounded, according to Barney Hauf of TowBoatUS.

Tugs from TowBoatUS Fort Lauderdale stayed with the wing-keeled vessel until the tide came in and it refloated as of 2:40 p.m., Hauf said. Ethereal’s draft is reported to be 16 feet.

Navigation alert: S/Y Ethereal, a 190-foot Royal Huisman, is aground south of the 17th Street Causeway bridge in Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. TowBoat U.S. is on site, according to

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