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Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum #286579
07/25/2022 08:50 AM
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Today in the Herald. https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/pinel-island-closed-due-to-sargassum

Based on the picture it looks pretty bad. How is Orient Beach?


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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: candj] #286581
07/25/2022 09:00 AM
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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: candj] #286590
07/25/2022 11:03 AM
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I first saw some pictures of that on a Facebook post Friday. Going to take a long time to clear that up. I can't imagine the smell with that amount to decompose.

Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: candj] #286591
07/25/2022 11:49 AM
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That is impressively disgusting

Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: candj] #286613
07/26/2022 06:35 AM
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They can build a rocket to go out into space, but they can't find out what makes this happens and how to stop it before it make it to shore???? It's got to be killing businesses all over!!!!


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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: Colour1] #286620
07/26/2022 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Colour1
They can build a rocket to go out into space, but they can't find out what makes this happens and how to stop it before it make it to shore???? It's got to be killing businesses all over!!!!

It's NATURE! Not an easy thing to control.


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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: ruralcarrier] #286623
07/26/2022 09:07 AM
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Perhaps I am wrong, but is there anything that can be done, until it actually comes ashore? Obviously, it can be raked, once ashore, but is there any 'boom' or anything that is being used out in the water?? I haven't heard of it, if there is.


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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: Carol_Hill] #286625
07/26/2022 09:15 AM
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I believe there was some talk about some type of boom, but that would like just force the problem elsewhere. Trying to control mother nature is a difficult thing.


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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: Carol_Hill] #286629
07/26/2022 10:04 AM
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At one point there was talk about harvesting the sargassum and converting it to bio fuel. Probably cost prohibitive.

Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: Carol_Hill] #286677
07/27/2022 05:43 AM
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I was thinking of a HUGE tanker with a boom vacuum, but then it wouldn't know the difference between the sargassum and seas life. So that shoots that down.


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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: Colour1] #286695
07/27/2022 10:55 AM
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Would take a heck of a large fleet of tankers. The Sargassum Sea is huge.

Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: candj] #286715
07/27/2022 04:26 PM
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Anyone have pictures of how it is now?

Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: candj] #286728
07/28/2022 08:14 AM
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They have contracted the folks who are here doing the boat salvage to help out.

https://www.sxm-talks.com/local-new...s7i0qve-zO31VrU3jYqraVUkphrHfvK2i0o2DZvY


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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: BillandElaine] #286730
07/28/2022 08:57 AM
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I can't tell from that story whether they are collecting it just on shore, or in the water? Glad they are doing something though.


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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: Carol_Hill] #286737
07/28/2022 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
I can't tell from that story whether they are collecting it just on shore, or in the water? Glad they are doing something though.

It appears in the water too.
"collection of sargassum stranded or floating in the Bay of Cul-De-Sac"

Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: Carol_Hill] #286751
07/28/2022 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
I can't tell from that story whether they are collecting it just on shore, or in the water?


They are colleting it om shore and in the water, loading into trucks and hauling it away. I watched them do it about an hour ago.


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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: candj] #286787
07/29/2022 10:15 AM
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Another article in the Herald.
LINK

Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: candj] #286808
07/30/2022 08:53 AM
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Club O Beach by Cedrick
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Urgent!
Due to the sargassum situation we unfortunately probably be forced to close the beach tomorrow.
We will do our outmost to clean between Saturday and Sunday.
We apologize for the inconvenience.


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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: BillandElaine] #286809
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Hi. I don't understand the stuff at the top, but that is bad news, for sure.. I sure hope things improve.


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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: candj] #286810
07/30/2022 09:20 AM
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Carol, you can’t speak or read letters and numbers!?!! Shame on you Carol!!! Everyone know what a g84 is! Come on, get with the program here! LOL

Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: BillandElaine] #286813
07/30/2022 11:20 AM
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There was a picture posted on Facebook that showed Orient encased in a large sea of Sargassum similar to what Cul-De-Sac is experiencing. It was on SXM or Bust which I believe is a private group.

Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: candj] #286816
07/30/2022 11:41 AM
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Maybe this is what Elaine was trying to post.

Attached Files ob1.jpgob2.jpg

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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: jazzgal] #286818
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Pretty nasty looking. Pictures I saw showed it as a huge mass floating and reaching out from shore a long way.

Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: SXMScubaman] #286822
07/30/2022 12:58 PM
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I saw that one yesterday also but couldn't find it this morning to post.


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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: candj] #286823
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Club o is closed today due to the seaweed for those who don’t know

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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: raj8731] #286824
07/30/2022 02:51 PM
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raj--yes, that's what Elaine posted, from Cedric.


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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: jazzgal] #286825
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Linda--horrible..


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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: candj] #286826
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And here's the picture of OB that Scubaman and I saw previously.

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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: jazzgal] #286827
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Yes. That's the one I was referring to.

Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: candj] #286828
07/30/2022 04:17 PM
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Reopening Sunday!
Contact 00590690396700


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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: jazzgal] #286829
07/30/2022 04:46 PM
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Linda--that's disgusting. I do not ever recall seeing that kind of thing on Orient.


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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: candj] #286877
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Good Grief. Stunning pictures. The 2017 storms, COVID, and Sargassum have been three huge body blows to the Caribbean.

My last 2 trips were in 2019 to Caye Caulker Belize and to Barbados. Sat out the 2 big COVID years with testing/masking uncertainties.

Going again this December; I will start low key with Cozumel. I miss Anguilla and the BVIs.....

Happy travels to all !

Last edited by PAHI; 08/01/2022 04:36 PM.

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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: candj] #286892
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The French state is taking additional action regarding sargassum.

Daily Herald story


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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: candj] #286899
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For you on Facebook here is a company in Martinique that specializes in Sargassum removal. Looks like they know what they are doing.
Facebook LINK

Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: candj] #286916
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Saw a post on Facebook that Pinel will reopen tomorrow Aug 3rd.

Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: candj] #286921
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Sargassum was just as bad on Orient at the end of August, 1st of September last year. Went pretty much unnoticed since everything on Orient except Cedric was closed for vacations.

Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: SXMScubaman] #286974
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On Pinel now! Boats are running. Questions?

Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: KarenandRick] #286975
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How bad was Cul de Sac, to get there? How is Orient at the moment, if you know?


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Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: Carol_Hill] #286977
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Cul de sac was smelly but bearable. Yesterday Orient was very seaweedy on the beach but pretty clear in the water (at Orange Fever). Not sure about today

Re: Pinel Island closed due to Sargassum [Re: KarenandRick] #286978
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OK, thanks. Enjoy!


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