News Microsoft co-founder's 300ft yacht 'extensively damages' protected Caribbean coral reef

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    A 300ft yacht owned by Microsoft's billionaire co-founder has allegedly caused extensive damage to a protected area of coral reef in the Cayman Islands.

    The anchor chain on Paul Allen's vessel damaged 80 per cent of coral reef in Grand Cayman's West Bay Replenishment zone, according to officials.

    A spokesperson for the Caribbean Islands' Department of Environment told Cayman News Service: "In addition to assessing the damage and determining the cause of this incident, we are also paying close attention to lessons learned so that we can more effectively prevent these accidents while still hosting visiting yachts."

    Mr Allen has denied responsibility for the damage, saying the yacht's crew had followed the Port Authority's instructions of where to place the boat.

    The ship was reportedly diverted by shifting winds towards the reef before it was moved to avoid damage.

    If found responsible, Mr Allen may have to pay a significant fine. It is unknown whether he was onboard when the incident occurred.
     
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    Rich people problems.
     
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    Who needs that damn corral reef anyway?

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    Oh poor Guy, I hope his ....." BOAT" ...is OK....:banghead:
     
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    Fucking ass hole dragged his anchor ripping up corral reef. It cant just be replaced, no amount of money will solve the problem.
     
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    fucking thing is a cruise ship...how could anyone not feel like a douche owning something that ostentatious?
     
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    Is this one of yours Dawg?


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    Dominic's boat was named Following The Stern.

    That was the lettering painted on the transom.

    Get it?
     
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    Bill Gates always gets heat for being the asshole at Microsoft when Paul Allen is the real douche.
     
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    were not done yet

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    You scratched my anchor!
     
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    I don't see any chimneys. Not that impressive.
     
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    I saw that thing docked in Puerto Rice. It's pretty massive. It has something like 2 submarines on board.
     
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    Sad.
     
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    You to can own a yacht like that for the unbelievable price of only $160 million :grad:
     
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    Will they take a check ...?? .:bigthink
     
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