Currently, the tug Patriarch and the tow are sailing to Nassau where they will access fire fighting and salvage operations. The operation is coordinated by search and rescue personnel in Miami's District Seven Command Center.
The tug Patriarch is constantly monitored by the crew of HC-144A Ocean Sentry aircraft. They are monitoring the fire extent and the vessel.
Robert Yered, a cutter was sent to assist the operation of search and rescue. The cutter is a fast response with length of 154 ft. Its homeport is Miami.
The tug Patriarch is registered in the United States and was built in 1976, IMO 7726524.