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Wilfred "Sedi" Elrington

Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015. 8:53 am CST.

Friday, July 17th 2015. BMG: Belize has sent its bill for damage caused to the Barrier Reef by a Guatemalan military vessel which ran aground near Glovers Reef Atoll last month.

Wilfred "Sedi" Elrington

Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington

The gunboat caused $46, 000 of estimated damage after drifting into Belizean waters on its way to Mexico.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington told reporters on Thursday that they still await a response from the Guatemalan authorities and that these things take time. He expects that they will respond in due time.

The vessel has since been removed and towed home.



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