Eben-Ezer-2

SPECIFICATIONS

MAX DEPTH

RELIEF

COORDINATES

70

24

7

21

m

m

ft

ft

26° 00.398' N

80° 05.589' W

SUNK DATE

May 14, 2002

ft

m

85

ft

25.8

m

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HISTORY

  • Launched: 1960, as a Haitian Freighter.

  • Along its history, it appeared to make more illicit cargo runs than legitimate ones towards the end of her career.

  • May 19, 1997: it became disabled and was towed into the Miami anchorage area.  The US. Coast Guard conducted a boarding and found 14 Haitian citizens aboard, only 6 of which were documented as crew members. The US. Immigration and Naturalization Service identified those who were not documented and deported them on May 20.

  • November 1, 2001, US. Customs Service discovered 12.8 pounds of cocaine smuggled in the helm stand. The vessel was seized by the US. Government.

 

Divesite:

The Broward County Artificial Reef Program paid $10,000 for the ship, which then cleaned and striped the Eben‐Ezer II. On May 14, 2002, the ship was scuttled in 70 feet of water south of Port Everglades.

LOCATION

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