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The 120-foot Benetti was berthed at Island Gardens Marina in Miami. Photo courtesy Miami Fire Rescue

The 120-foot Benetti was berthed at Island Gardens Marina in Miami. Photo courtesy Miami Fire Rescue

A 120-foot Benetti belonging to singer Marc Anthony caught fire Wednesday morning and capsized in a Miami marina. Andiamo was valued at $7 million, according to published reports.

No one was injured in the fire. The yacht was docked at the Island Gardens Marina on Watson Island in Miami.

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Fire Rescue teams responded and worked to extinguish the flames before it could spread to other boats. A video shows multiple fire boats on-scene.

"Boat fires can quickly go from a small compartment fire into an unstoppable blaze in a matter of minutes because of the material found on board these vessels," Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said in a statement.

The firefighters used an oil-absorbent to soak up oil on the surface of the water to minimize environmental damage, according to Miami-Dade.

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