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#102084 - 04/30/05 12:06 AM Summerwind Yacht ?????
Arcadia Offline
Read in the SP Sun that the Summerwind caused some damage but the article was unclear as to what happened. Anyone add more to the story?
Am I correct in the fact that they paid $700/day plus other taxes just to anchor? What services does the Port Authority provide that justifies that kind of fee?

#102085 - 04/30/05 12:28 AM Re: Summerwind Yacht ?????
papashine Offline
Since when does a gov agency [anywhere] justify a fee?
Reality..What a concept!

#102086 - 04/30/05 12:30 AM Re: Summerwind Yacht ?????
klcman Offline
most anchorage fees are levied on a footage basis (at least up here) and that was one big ass vessel)
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#102087 - 04/30/05 05:11 AM Re: Summerwind Yacht ?????
JmHanna Offline
If the government of Belize used the same mathematics with regard to coral reef damage that the state of Florida uses in the Key West area, the mighty Summerwind would have been seized and sold and the they still would have owed enough to cover the national debt. It was $300usd per square inch 20 years ago in Key West.

#102088 - 05/01/05 03:08 AM Re: Summerwind Yacht ?????
papashine Offline
where have you been dude welcome back!
Reality..What a concept!

#102089 - 05/06/05 04:06 PM Re: Summerwind Yacht ?????
itsjustme Offline
They should put this guy in Jail until the reef heals. I've seen the wreckage of what he did and it may never grow back.

Is there an update on this?

#102090 - 05/06/05 09:56 PM Re: Summerwind Yacht ?????
Pedro1 Offline

Do you hug trees as well?

#102091 - 05/06/05 10:21 PM Re: Summerwind Yacht ?????
Ernie B Offline
Geeeze, Pedro, its Friday. Have another drink :rolleyes:
Gun Control is Hitting Your Target.

#102092 - 05/06/05 10:53 PM Re: Summerwind Yacht ?????
SP Daily Offline
Pedro needs a Fleet Enema

#102093 - 05/09/05 02:11 AM Re: Summerwind Yacht ?????
itsjustme Offline

Sorry for the delayed response, I've been camping in some of Texas' fine wilderness.

You and I don't know each other, but I certainly hope you are not in any position of authority in Belize, or frankly even a business person with a say.

The reef, aside from being the second largest in the world, is one of the primary economic engines in Belize. As I understand it, the trees in the mountains form another precious resource for the Belizians. What the Summerwind did is without excuse and I make no apologies for my stance or opinions.

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