Ken Vitale / The Tracy

SPECIFICATIONS

MAX DEPTH

RELIEF

COORDINATES

70

29

9

21

m

m

ft

ft

26° 09.559' N

80° 04.763' W

SUNK DATE

March 02, 1999

32

ft

9.7

m

132

ft

40

m

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HISTORY

  • December 17, 1977: US. Customs Service Agents searched the vessel and found over 125 pounds of cocaine on board.

  • 1997: Siezed by the US. Customs Service in connection with an investigation into a drug smuggling operation.

 

Name History:

  • The Tracey

  • Ken Vitale (divesite)

 

Divesite:

The ship was renamed the Ken Vitale, in memory of a local dive instructor who suffered a Heart Attack diving with students off Pompano Beach in November 1998. The wreck rests upright and is located amongst a cluster of several other vessels, including the tug Jay Scutti and the freighter Merci Jesus.

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