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Large vessel runs into reef in front of Ambergris Caye #514642
06/16/16 11:10 AM
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A 39-foot Mainship Trawler named ‘Connie Sue’ has run into the barrier reef in front of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye. The incident occurred on Wednesday, June 15th, around 7PM. It is evident that damages to the reef are significant, but no assessment has been concluded as investigations continue following the shipwreck.

The American registered vessel was captained by 66-year-old Roger Day, who was heading to the United States of America from Guatemala. When approaching Ambergris Caye, the vessel’s engine began giving trouble and the vessel started taking in water. Day then decided to head to shore but with no knowledge of the waters near the island and his navigational equipment not adjusted to recognize the channels of the reef, he ended up grounding on the reef itself. Day then sent out a SOS call, which was answered by personnel from Amigos Del Mar, Tour Operator who brought him to shore.

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Re: Large vessel runs into reef in front of Ambergris Caye [Re: Marty] #514643
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Re: Large vessel runs into reef in front of Ambergris Caye [Re: Marty] #514644
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Re: Large vessel runs into reef in front of Ambergris Caye [Re: Marty] #515117
06/17/16 04:36 AM
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great pics Elbert, thanks!

Re: Large vessel runs into reef in front of Ambergris Caye [Re: Marty] #515145
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Is it still there or did they manage to remove it at high tide?

Re: Large vessel runs into reef in front of Ambergris Caye [Re: Marty] #515148
06/17/16 09:34 AM
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They got it off the reef last night just before sundown.


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