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Re: ship aground [Re: SXMScubaman] #214402
01/17/2020 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
I never thought that. What makes you think that?

Did you ever see it up close? No motor for one thing.


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Re: ship aground [Re: foreversxm] #214413
01/17/2020 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by foreversxm
Hopefully the responsible owner has enough money to get it pull away or the Gov does it ASAP. Otherwise next high seas it could end up in Beachside Villas living room. Did anyone else not think that boat was a accident waiting to happen??


When it was parked at Dinghy Dock it looked like a huge hazzard! I would NEVER step foot on that thing.


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Re: ship aground [Re: kccouple] #214415
01/17/2020 08:55 AM
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I agree with beachkitten, it’s like putting lip stick on a pig! I’ve actually spoke to the owners several times. I was always left with the feeling of zero experience or responsibility, just blowing thru money. At the time they told me that the lease on that tub was $16,000 a month, and was hoping to get several cruise contracts. We knew well ahead of time that it’s final destination was going to be out in Simpson Bay. Good luck to them and everyone else involved, hope the remove it safely! I also hope that the REAL owners come and retrieve their property!

Re: ship aground [Re: BeachKitten] #214418
01/17/2020 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by BeachKitten
Originally Posted by foreversxm
Hopefully the responsible owner has enough money to get it pull away or the Gov does it ASAP. Otherwise next high seas it could end up in Beachside Villas living room. Did anyone else not think that boat was a accident waiting to happen??


When it was parked at Dinghy Dock it looked like a huge hazzard! I would NEVER step foot on that thing.

You got it!

I watched them working on it, loading it and hauling trash off one day back in March. It was a real $hit show to say the least.

If the other poster is correct with the $16,000/month lease figure, GOOD LUCK with that!


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Re: ship aground [Re: kccouple] #214445
01/17/2020 11:36 AM
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Still there.....a tugboat is nearby so this may be the day

Re: ship aground [Re: boucharda] #214446
01/17/2020 11:48 AM
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I hope so. There is supposed to be more rough weather I think this weekend.


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Re: ship aground [Re: kccouple] #214447
01/17/2020 11:52 AM
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Midgard Max tug from the cruise ship port is there but the cam isn't zoomed in enough to see if they are tugging yet.



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Re: ship aground [Re: SXMbeacher] #214450
01/17/2020 11:56 AM
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I presume you're referring to SXM Island Cam??

If that's a tug there, it's too far away to be actually hooked up to the boat, one would think? Maybe if they do get hooked up to tow it, they will zoom in.


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Re: ship aground [Re: Carol_Hill] #214452
01/17/2020 12:06 PM
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Yes the island cam. You may be right on too far away. It looked like the water was stirred up near the tug, but it may have just been rough water. They need to zoom in, as inquiring minds want to know! LOL



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Re: ship aground [Re: SXMbeacher] #214454
01/17/2020 12:13 PM
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Yes, if anyone sees it zoomed in, please post here! Thanks!


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Re: ship aground [Re: kccouple] #214457
01/17/2020 01:02 PM
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The tug just left with no D Boat.



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Re: ship aground [Re: SXMbeacher] #214459
01/17/2020 01:15 PM
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Crap. Wonder what that means?


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Re: ship aground [Re: kccouple] #214461
01/17/2020 01:31 PM
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You don't just tie on a rope and start to pull. It could very well be holed and the rocks the only think keeping it afloat. Even if it's not an immediate sinking risk, pulling it off the rocks without careful examination and planning could rip the bottom out of her. With that much boat bashing against rocks, there is bound to be some serious damage.

Re: ship aground [Re: chazo] #214463
01/17/2020 01:40 PM
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Well, that's certainly true, but I would have thought that they would have had a scuba diver inspect the damage first, especially since the ship has now been there since Monday? Presumably there would have already been an examination of the hull done before they even sent the tug there. My feeling is that perhaps they are waiting to get a second tug to help pull it, or a bigger one?

edit--UNLESS that boat was in fact not a tug but a dive boat? Can anyone confirm that it in fact was a tug boat?

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Re: ship aground [Re: Carol_Hill] #214466
01/17/2020 02:04 PM
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If you look at the marine traffic under the island cam, and find the Midgard Max, click on it, and it states being a tug and shows a picture of it. It is now back at the Cruise port tied up. yes, i doubt they would have just sent a tug over just to inspect, but who knows?



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Re: ship aground [Re: SXMbeacher] #214468
01/17/2020 02:11 PM
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SXMbeacher--oh, sorry, yes you said that. As I said, bad weather coming back in this weekend. They need to get it out of there today..


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Re: ship aground [Re: kccouple] #214470
01/17/2020 03:18 PM
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Its nearly impossible to see on island cam as it is an extremely wide angle shot usually. It was zoomed in afew days ago to show the ship

Re: ship aground [Re: Carol_Hill] #214472
01/17/2020 03:53 PM
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NP Carol, and yes, today would have been a great opportunity to fetch that bad boy. I'm hoping it doesn't become another one of those neglected wrecks.



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Re: ship aground [Re: SXMbeacher] #214474
01/17/2020 04:19 PM
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With bad weather expected this weekend, or at least, high seas, it is worrisome...


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Re: ship aground [Re: kccouple] #214476
01/17/2020 04:37 PM
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As mentioned above it is still there. There was a tug a distance away from the boat this AM with a zodiac right against D Boat. Seas are reasonably calm with minimal wave activity. I would try to get another pic but it would not be different from pic #1....but with less wave activity

Anyone on the upper floors of both SBR B buildings or F building can see it easily

Re: ship aground [Re: kccouple] #214542
01/18/2020 11:44 AM
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If I was a business owner or lived on Simpson Bay I would be freaking out about this.

Can you imagine if it ended up on the beach or pushed into another building during high seas? Less likely now since were out of hurricane season it literally could take a building down And then it sits in front of your house or business for months until somebody figures out what to do , not to mention the environmental hazard. I am all for entrepreneurship but the government has to start really thinking about how such things will or could affect others long term.

I’m sure many remember at least a few ships over the years ended up on the beach on Simpson Bay and left for a long time. High seas are forecasted this weekend so let’s hope we don’t see a repeat. Way to close for those at that end of Simpson Bay!

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Re: ship aground [Re: foreversxm] #214545
01/18/2020 11:50 AM
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Supposedly the SXM Nature Foundation has taken a look at it and made a facebook post on Jan. 13 pertaining to it.

Scroll to see the discussion.

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Re: ship aground [Re: kccouple] #214555
01/18/2020 12:21 PM
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I was just there (watching it from the overlook in Beacon Hill). It has no engines so no fuel or oil. I do hope they can move it away into the lagoon TODAY because very rough swells start tomorrow. The D-Boat is not "stuck" solid; it is actually rocking a bit so I expect would be in more danger when seas get rougher tomorrow. But the question is can it be moved off t he rocks without endangering the hull. People are aboard NOW (4 or 5 anyway) I expect trying to determine that. Not an enviable situation at all.


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Re: ship aground [Re: jmbcomms] #214557
01/18/2020 12:38 PM
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I really hope they are able to get it moved today.


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Re: ship aground [Re: kccouple] #214584
01/18/2020 04:14 PM
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No activity...gonna spend another night

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