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Re: Stupid and rich / a bad combination [Re: papashine] #331977
04/08/09 11:30 AM
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technically, it states "very early this morning". and yes, technically, the ship never hit the reef.

Re: Stupid and rich / a bad combination [Re: papashine] #331978
04/08/09 11:31 AM
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I don't have to be very prejudgemental to make a statement about a captain of a multi-million dollar yacht entangling rope in props, anchoring on a world herritage reef and possibly even grounding this multi-million dollar yacht causing irreparable damage to the main source of income for an entire country!!!!!!!!!

I think YOU are the pompass ASS for defending this idiot regardless of the claimed events that lead to this inexcusable situation.

I'll leave the perscription medication taking to you!!

PS: I may be coming to the island this or next Saturday if you care to meet.


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Re: Stupid and rich / a bad combination [Re: Relaxed] #331979
04/08/09 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Relaxed
Actually what is needed is a proper mooring

There used to be one, near Tuffy dive site by the main San Pedro channel. A large concrete block with integral hoop for securing a line is still there. It was tipped over 30 by Hurricane Dean but I should think is still usable. The whole time I've lived in SP there hasn't been a mooring attached to it, but it wouldn't be difficult to reattach a rope and buoy.

Of course, there would have to be a monitored radio service and people prepared to run tenders out to a boat mooring there. And it would only be usable in calm conditions.

On the controversy, we really have no idea what the facts are and it would be foolish to pre-judge. But sadly "rich" and "arrogant" often go together. No idea whether it does in this case, of course.

Re: Luxury Yacht Drops Anchor on San Pedro Reef [Re: SP Daily] #331980
04/08/09 11:40 AM
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I never said he lied. I said he was "stupid".

I'll add incompetent to that as well.

Facts # 1 Multi-multi-multi-million dollar yacht
# 2 anchored to and has caused destruction to a world herritage reef which is the main source of income for an entire country.

Any other "facts" you want to add will sound like nothing short of lame excuses to me.



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Re: Stupid and rich / a bad combination [Re: papashine] #331982
04/08/09 11:50 AM
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a boat like that would have all latest equipment radar gps depth sounder alarms ect.i think what happened here is the captain fell a sleep at he helm, hit he reef resulting in panic tossed out a rear anchor and reversed into the line tangling the props. there is no excuse for a boat that size hitting anything they have large screens that show the entire ocean floor as well as charts that every vessel must have. this is only a suggestion as i was not there however i have sailed for over 30 years. the belize gov. should should make it unlawfull for vessel larger than 40' to come any closer than 1/2 mile of that reef.


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Re: Stupid and rich / a bad combination [Re: bcsailer] #331983
04/08/09 11:52 AM
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That's pretty well what happened with the container ship that hit the reef down south a few months ago. Inexcusable.

Re: Stupid and rich / a bad combination [Re: Belize-N-Us] #331984
04/08/09 11:53 AM
04/08/09 11:53 AM
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Investigation..we don't need no stinking investigation the BNUS posse will just hang im all and let God sort them out.
And I really do not care to meet you and couldn't care a less when you might or might not come down to "grace us all with your presence."


Reality..What a concept!
Re: Stupid and rich / a bad combination [Re: bcsailer] #331990
04/08/09 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by bcsailer
a boat like that would have all latest equipment radar gps depth sounder alarms ect.i think what happened here is the captain fell a sleep at he helm, hit he reef resulting in panic tossed out a rear anchor and reversed into the line tangling the props. there is no excuse for a boat that size hitting anything they have large screens that show the entire ocean floor as well as charts that every vessel must have. this is only a suggestion as i was not there however i have sailed for over 30 years. the belize gov. should should make it unlawfull for vessel larger than 40' to come any closer than 1/2 mile of that reef.


bickering and BS aside, and i don;t know nuthin', but the quote above was a bit what i was thinking...

Re: Stupid and rich / a bad combination [Re: sweetjane] #331998
04/08/09 12:17 PM
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Here are a couple ideas rather than having a school yard fight.
How about Belize puts a harbor pilot on San Pedro and they can lead/steer any boat that any boat that wishes to come inside the reef.
Secondly we make the fine for damaging the reef so damn high that it gets people's attention.



But why eat my vegetables I already know that I am short!
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Re: Stupid and rich / a bad combination [Re: carbunkletrumpet] #331999
04/08/09 12:21 PM
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"WE"??? What authority is that?

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