The Forceful was purposefully sunk in 2009 as part of the Bermuda Intact Wreck Initiative (BIWI) a few days before tropical storm Bertha hit Bermuda. She is the larger of the two tug boats at this location. The other, the King, was sunk 24 years earlier. The Forceful is also larger than its older neighbor.


The Forceful and the King tug boats are intact and lay within approximately 100 yards of each other on the seabed about half a mile off Bermuda's South Shore separated by a pristine sandhole where sunrise talons and live helmet conch can sometimes be seen.


Location: 32°14'20.94"N, 64°49'39.36"W    Length: 75 feet (22.8 meters)    Maximum Depth: 60 feet (18.3 meters)