26° 47.280' N
79° 59.540' W
November 24, 1996
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM TRAINING
Launched: 1967 in the Japanese shipyard of Uwajima Zosensho
1970: purchase by the Caribbean Cement Company
1988: Jed Carrier was employed by Lewis Stripping hauling lumber to various Caribbean ports. According to court records, the Jed Carrier eventually became involved in several court cases with insurance and lumber companies
1995: Sold to Palm Beach County
Takasago Mam No. 5 (1967)
Carib Carrier (1970)
New Providence (1972)
Jed Carrier (1988)
Ina Carrier (1995)
On November 24, 1996, an explosive ordinance team placed 24 six-pound plastic explosive charges within the hull of the Inn Carrier. An additional 16 cans of gasoline each were distributed along the bow, deck, and wheelhouse of the freighter to produce a pyrotechnic display for the media and boaters surrounding the anchored ship. Seconds after the detonation, the stern steadily settled under the water’s surface until the entire vessel proceeded to take a dramatic starboard roll, spilling the cargo covers from their deck holds. Fortunately, eventually righted herself as she came to rest on the bottom in 190 feet of water.
The Ande originally came to rest completely upright and intact just north of Lake Worth Inlet off Singer Island, her bow facing east. Following the passing of several hurricanes in 2004-2005, the Ande was ripped in half. While the forward section still sits upright, the stern lists almost 90 degrees on her port side. Due to the wreck’s orientation ‐ perpendicular to the normal northward‐ moving current‐ it is fairly easy for divers to intersect the Ande by descending just to the south of the wreck and drifting into the hull. Resting on a clean sand bottom.