Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016. 2:00 pm CST.
June 17th 2016, 1:58p.m CST
The damages caused to the Belize Barrier Reef have yet to be assessed after an American registered 39-foot vessel ran aground in front of San Pedro Town.
However, because of the location where the vessel was lodged, it is suspected that the damages to the delicate coral topography will be significant.
The grounding happened sometime around 7:30 Wednesday night while the vessel named Connie Sue was making its way from Guatemala to the United States.
Elements from the Belize Coast Guard were deployed to assist after getting a call from Belize Port Authority. The vessel was captained by 66-year-old American Roger Day.
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Accidents happen, but make sure the financial penalty helps protect our reef!
I bet there won’t be any penalties or charges to the boat captain for this. People from other “higher class” countries could always come trample over Belize with no consequence at all. It’s a shame. Belize’s government needs to have some pride
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