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Sailboat Stuck on Reef by Hol Chan #502939
04/03/15 04:49 AM
04/03/15 04:49 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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Underwater Submersible Runs Aground on Reef Off Ambergris Caye

With the fun and safe celebrations, at times come some mishaps like this private sailboat running around in the reef very close to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. It is located approximately in front of Pelican Reef Villas, three miles south of San Pedro Town.

Hol Chan Marine Reserve personnel and rangers have already been alerted to the situation and departed early this morning, Thursday, April 2, 2015, to the site to start running damage assessments to the reef and work on removing the vessel from the reef before it makes more damage.

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the Ambergris Today

Re: Sailboat Stuck on Reef by Hol Chan [Re: Marty] #502963
04/03/15 02:08 PM
04/03/15 02:08 PM
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Marty Offline OP

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Good news is that the sailboat was removed from the reef, but for now sits on a shallow patch of seagrass bed because its hull was badly damaged when it ran aground on the reef.

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Re: Sailboat Stuck on Reef by Hol Chan [Re: Marty] #502965
04/03/15 03:24 PM
04/03/15 03:24 PM
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Is this the sailboat that ran on to the reef in December or a new one? I'm pretty sure the one from December had its mast removed awhile ago.

ETA: never mind. I read the story above. I was confused by the "Submersible" headline.

Last edited by Noelle; 04/03/15 03:26 PM.
Re: Sailboat Stuck on Reef by Hol Chan [Re: Marty] #502966
04/03/15 03:42 PM
04/03/15 03:42 PM
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This is going to be a very expensive misadventure...

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