Sinking of the Ana Cecilia:
The Ana Cecilia cargo ship, once used in both an attempt to smuggle $10 million worth of cocaine into the United States and as the first ship to carry cargo from Miami to Cuba in 2012 after 50 years of embargo, now has a new destiny underwater off the coast of The Palm Beaches as an artificial reef. The Ana Cecilia is the 45th ship to be scuttled for dive touristsin Palm Beach County in recent decades. The Palm Beaches are home to 151 artificial reefs, including the Ana Cecilia, which provide a fascinating experience for divers.
The Ana Cecilia was a 170-foot Halter Marine general cargo ship built in 1972. America's Department of Homeland Security led an investigation targeting the importation of narcotics in coastal freighters into the United States. The Ana Cecilia was searched and 386 bricks of cocaine with a street value of more than $10 million was found. This led to the seizure of the cargo ship.