The 105-foot Empress of Palm Beach was listing 70 degrees in 16 feet of water off Penn's Landing, about a third of it still showing, said Lt. j.g. David Ford.

The 5-year-old vessel got caught on the dock as tide reached low ebb around 4 a.m., he said. Water poured in through hull fittings, vents and exhaust ports, then came over the deck, he said.