Billionaire’s $15M Superyacht Rearends And Sinks Gas Tanker In Bahamas

  • A superyacht worth $51 million owned by JR Ridinger, CEO of Market America Shop.com, crashed into a gas tanker and caused it to sink. 
  • “The catastrophic force of the collision pierced the stern of the tanker, causing the tanker to sink to the ocean floor at an estimated depth of 2,000 feet,” Maritime Management stated.
  • The ship featuring engines from Rolls Royce can host 12 sleeping guests, and the owner’s quarters not only has a jacuzzi but a pool with a glass bottom as well.

Gustaf Kilander from The Independent writes:

“A superyacht worth $51m owned by multimillionaire JR Ridinger crashed into a gas tanker and caused it to sink.

The yacht, Utopia IV, rear-ended the tanker, the Tropic Breeze, in the Bahamas on Christmas Eve, with the collision taking place off the coast of New Providence Island at around 10pm.

“The catastrophic force of the collision pierced the stern of the tanker causing the tanker to sink to the ocean floor at an estimated depth of 2,000 feet,” Maritime Management, which owns the Tropic Breeze, told the Caribbean National Weekly.

They added that all “non-persistent materials”, such as liquefied petroleum gas, marine gas, and automotive gas, “are lighter than water and will evaporate if exposed to surface air”.

Another superyacht, the Amara, passed the sinking ship and rescued the crew members. It’s unclear if Mr Ridinger was on the yacht during the collision. He’s the CEO of Market America and Shop.com…”

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