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French side boat wreck removal begins #283540
06/01/2022 09:19 AM
06/01/2022 09:19 AM
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Central Florida!
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Re: French side boat wreck removal begins [Re: Carol_Hill] #283541
06/01/2022 09:26 AM
06/01/2022 09:26 AM
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Auburn, WA
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It's about time. 5 years later.

Re: French side boat wreck removal begins [Re: Carol_Hill] #283545
06/01/2022 09:48 AM
06/01/2022 09:48 AM
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For some reason the French seem to take island time to a new level.

Re: French side boat wreck removal begins [Re: CaribLee] #283620
06/02/2022 11:36 AM
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And they had the chutzpah to have a celebration. Or is it hutzpah.

Re: French side boat wreck removal begins [Re: Carol_Hill] #283634
06/02/2022 01:23 PM
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Chutzpah. Plus there are so many wrecks in that lagoon! What the heck!

Re: French side boat wreck removal begins [Re: Carol_Hill] #283691
06/03/2022 09:03 AM
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I'm just happy it's finally underway. What a difference it will make.

Re: French side boat wreck removal begins [Re: Carol_Hill] #283692
06/03/2022 09:05 AM
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Did the ship wreck removal efforts of last year NOT include the French side of the lagoon?


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Re: French side boat wreck removal begins [Re: dolfer] #283748
06/03/2022 12:36 PM
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No, totally different contract for removal by Dutch side authorities, versus French side.


Carol Hill
Re: French side boat wreck removal begins [Re: Carol_Hill] #283788
06/04/2022 06:30 AM
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Yep we are here and it’s definitely happening.


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Re: French side boat wreck removal begins [Re: Carol_Hill] #283790
06/04/2022 07:19 AM
06/04/2022 07:19 AM
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And look who is paying - 4.8 from the EU and 800K$ from the island...

Re: French side boat wreck removal begins [Re: Zanshin] #283793
06/04/2022 09:03 AM
06/04/2022 09:03 AM
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Toronto, Canada
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I'm not sure what your point is. Do you think the small population on the island should have to pay for all of it?

The French-side Collectivité is technically an EU territory, although not part of Schengen. The Dutch side, as a separate country, is not part of the EU, although it is a constituent part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Recovery Trust Fund, which sponsored the clean-up on the Dutch side of the island, was significantly funded (€4.70M) by the Dutch government, so not dissimilar.

The funding by the EU is a fairly common practice under EU disaster-relief programs. Thus the €4.28M from the EU, €828K from (I assume French) State credits and €444K from the French Collectivité itself is not unusual. I'm just glad it is finally getting done.

Re: French side boat wreck removal begins [Re: Carol_Hill] #283845
06/05/2022 06:40 AM
06/05/2022 06:40 AM
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Something isn't right about that story. We went by where the boat was that was lodged in the frame of the house. It wasn't there in April"22" when we were out on our Rhino Safari riders afternoon cruise around the island! This is the photo I took in 2018!

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