Friday, March 12, 2010

Barge Discovered On Reef

Ambergris Today got a call late afternoon yesterday, Thursday, March 11 (4:00pm) about a barge stuck on the reef. We set to investigate the matter and upon arriving on site, 8 miles north of San Pedro Town (close to Blue Reef Resort), we discovered that the 20-foot barge had flipped over and was lying on top of the coral reef. Ambergris Today was first on site and was quick to contact the proper authorities to follow up on the matter before more damage was done to the coral reef. Speculations are that the barge was being tugged by another vessel outside the reef in open waters and for some reason was cut loose, drifting towards Ambergris Caye. Upon hitting the reef, it flipped over and lodged itself on the reef. There were no signs of other vessels in the area at the time or personnel who could have been on the barge. Ambergris Today will keep you posted.


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