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BRUNO 450 Lagoon Grounding #160265
05/05/2018 01:04 AM
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I saw a Facebook post today regarding a 2017 450 Lagoon running aground on a reef off of Great Camanoe this weekend. Someone posted that the owner was on board. Pictures showed the entire starboard hull ripped out. Very sad. I can't help but wonder how this happened. Not sure if it was in the "no-go" zone or just in the vicinity. Looked like it was floated with air bags and towed into Nanny Cay I think. Tragic.

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Re: BRUNO 450 Lagoon Grounding [Re: ReelTrouble] #160267
05/05/2018 07:01 AM
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NO ONE SHOULD EVER GO BETWEEN CAMANOE AND BEEF ISLAND EVER. This is the single highest marine loss area in the entire BVI. Over and over and over again. Go between Little Camanoe and Great Camanoe. Miss the rock at the top by LIttle Camanoe.

Re: BRUNO 450 Lagoon Grounding [Re: ReelTrouble] #160273
05/05/2018 09:49 AM
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I see boats do it all the time despite virtually every charter company briefing it as off limits.
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Re: BRUNO 450 Lagoon Grounding [Re: ReelTrouble] #160309
05/06/2018 08:21 AM
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Ugh!! That makes my stomach turn. Here's a link to the area.. Green shaded is NO GO. There was a buoy marking reef/rocks...wonder if it was swept away during the storms. Sorry for this owner.

http://www.bvicruisingguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/East-Tortola-2-e1353504900796.jpg

Last edited by BoatDrinks2; 05/06/2018 08:26 AM.
Re: BRUNO 450 Lagoon Grounding [Re: ReelTrouble] #160326
05/06/2018 02:46 PM
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May we have the facebook link?


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Re: BRUNO 450 Lagoon Grounding [Re: CaptainJay] #160332
05/06/2018 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CaptainJay
NO ONE SHOULD EVER GO BETWEEN CAMANOE AND BEEF ISLAND EVER. This is the single highest marine loss area in the entire BVI. Over and over and over again. Go between Little Camanoe and Great Camanoe. Miss the rock at the top by LIttle Camanoe.


You’re right on, it’s even a bit deceiving with a chart, it even over took
Johnson Reef off of St John which used to be the villain for charter boats out of the USVI going to the BVI.

Re: BRUNO 450 Lagoon Grounding [Re: sail445] #160333
05/06/2018 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by sail445
Originally Posted by CaptainJay
NO ONE SHOULD EVER GO BETWEEN CAMANOE AND BEEF ISLAND EVER. This is the single highest marine loss area in the entire BVI. Over and over and over again. Go between Little Camanoe and Great Camanoe. Miss the rock at the top by LIttle Camanoe.


You’re right on, it’s even a bit deceiving with a chart, it even over took
Johnson Reef off of St John which used to be the villain for charter boats out of the USVI going to the BVI.


The first time I sailed from the BVI to STJ 20 years ago Johnson Reef was on my mind the whole way. Chartplotters were rudimentary then so we were going the old fashioned way - paper and binoculars. I can't imagine someone hitting that reef but I know it has happened recently. I believe even by a commercial captain.

Re: BRUNO 450 Lagoon Grounding [Re: ReelTrouble] #160335
05/06/2018 05:57 PM
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Looks like Bruno is in the BVIYC fleet. Sorry to hear the news.

http://www.bviyachtcharters.com/yachts/bruno-lagoon-450-f/


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