Yesterday, a crew from Fort Lauderdale towed the boat commandeered by the "Barefoot Bandit" from Nassau to Port Everglades. The 44-foot SeaRay was extensively damaged when Colton Harris-Moore ran it aground off the island of Euleuthra last month -- so extensively that a Nassau-based crew couldn't fix it. Evidently the Devil's Backbone, where Harris-Moore ended up ditching the craft during his final wind sprint from the law, is aptly named.
The 96-foot salvage ship M/V Richard L. Becker
(left) grabbed the SeaRay yesterday and handed it off to another tug, which towed it (below) to a marina in Dania Beach for repairs to its propeller, struts, rudders, and shafts.
The captain of the Becker
, Tom Guarino, sounded excited to get close to the Barefoot Bandit's nefarious exploits.
"The crew and I have been very intrigued by the Barefoot Bandit; to have the opporunity to have a small part in his high-profile case is awesome! We were just finishing up a charter in the Gulf and riding out Tropical Storm Bonnie when we got the call about this job."
So far, there's no official word about who'll play Guarino in the film version.