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D Boat still on the rocks #217546
02/13/2020 09:20 AM
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Daily Herald story

They aren't going to try again until March??? And shocking, they admit now there is damage to the vessel.


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Re: D Boat still on the rocks [Re: Carol_Hill] #217552
02/13/2020 09:48 AM
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And I bet lack of $$ comes into play as well. Pretty sad.


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Re: D Boat still on the rocks [Re: Carol_Hill] #217559
02/13/2020 11:07 AM
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The more it sits the more damage.

Re: D Boat still on the rocks [Re: Carol_Hill] #217568
02/13/2020 11:51 AM
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This is winter season, with trade winds blowing 25-35 knots today in Sint Maarten with higher gusts. Even in the more tranquil Lagoon there is significant wave action.

There will be lulls in winds and seas but they are short and far between until late March. It is difficult to schedule a salvage operation when conditions cannot be anticipated very far in advance, unfortunately.

Re: D Boat still on the rocks [Re: Maria_and_Steve] #217572
02/13/2020 12:20 PM
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OK, thanks for the info.


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Re: D Boat still on the rocks [Re: Maria_and_Steve] #217635
02/14/2020 08:24 AM
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That may all be true and part of the problem but the boat has been stuck for 6 weeks now and another 4 weeks will be missed of some of the busiest time on the island. I would think if one knew the right people and had the right amount of $$, there would be a way found to get this back into operation to capture some of high season. I am betting the operation of the business is history.

As I stated previously, we watched them working on the boat last March, hauling trash off and basically allowing it to blow all over the place. It was a very unimpressive operation and had disaster written all over it IMHO.


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