Tag: reef damage

Hawaii first place to ban toxic sunscreen

Hawaii first place to ban toxic sunscreen

| 10/07/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The governor of Hawaii, David Ige, signed legislation last week prohibiting the sale or distribution of suntan lotions that contain toxic chemicals in the state from 2021, becoming the first place to ban oxybenzone and octinoxate. Researchers say these toxins are linked to widespread coral r [...]

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Coral bleaching ‘new normal’ say scientists

Coral bleaching ‘new normal’ say scientists

| 05/01/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Scientists have found that the time-lapse between coral bleaching events has decreased rapidly over the last forty years, reducing the time reefs have to recover and making bleaching the “new normal” for the delicate marine ecosystems. In the latest bad news about the fate of the [...]

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Conflicts emerge over cruise project

Conflicts emerge over cruise project

| 09/11/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS): The tourism ministry’s chief officer outlined a precise timeline for the progress of the cruise berthing project when he answered questions in Finance Committee Wednesday. But conflicting messages from the premier on the unresolved talks with the cruise lines, which were revealed Friday [...]

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Cash from reef destruction funds new moorings

Cash from reef destruction funds new moorings

| 23/05/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Cash received by the government from the settlement it agreed with billionaire Paul Allen after the anchor chain of his yacht crushed a section of coral off Seven Mile Beach last year is now being used to install permanent moorings. Environment Minister Wayne Panton said materials are now be [...]

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Cayman Port sued over crushed reef

Cayman Port sued over crushed reef

| 14/03/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The owners of a cargo ship which crushed a sizeable portion of reef off Eden Rock in December have sued the Cayman Port as they claim the authority is entirely to blame for their 100-metre, 3,000-ton cargo vessel running aground and then causing the damage. The Saga ran aground in George Town [...]

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Cargo ship owners admit crushing reef

Cargo ship owners admit crushing reef

| 05/12/2016 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The owners of the 100-metre cargo vessel, Saga, that ran aground in George Town Harbour off Eden Rock last month have admitted crushing the reef and have engaged marine experts to assess the damage and remove the rubble and coral that cannot be reattached. Environment Minister Wayne Panton sa [...]

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Cargo ship crushes George Town reef

Cargo ship crushes George Town reef

| 28/11/2016 | 48 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment has begun an investigation after the hull of a cargo vessel reportedly crushed a significant area of the reef in the George Town harbour when the ship ran aground. Government officials said inquiries are still at an early stage and they are now surveying the dama [...]

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Billionaire yacht owner settles-up for reef damage

Billionaire yacht owner settles-up for reef damage

| 31/10/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Paul Allen, the owner of the luxury 300ft mega-yacht, the MV Tatoosh, has reportedly settled with the Cayman Islands Government over the damage caused by his boat’s anchor chain to a section of coral off Seven Mile Beach earlier this year. Government has not said exactly how much the billi [...]

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Panton reveals challenges of yacht reef damage

Panton reveals challenges of yacht reef damage

| 03/06/2016 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Government has plans to install a number of moorings that can accommodate super-yachts to help reduce reef damage by anchor chains, Environment Minister Wayne Panton has told the Legislative Assembly. He said that since coming to office, there have been five cases of vessels damaging coral [...]

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DoE and Vulcan agree deal over coral damage

DoE and Vulcan agree deal over coral damage

| 26/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): After several weeks of wrangling, the Department of Environment has been able to secure an agreement with Vulcan Inc. on behalf of billionaire Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft and owner of a luxury yacht that damaged a large area of coral reef off the coast of Seven Mile Beach on 14 J [...]

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DoE and Allen remain at odds over anchor damage

DoE and Allen remain at odds over anchor damage

| 23/02/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, one of the world’s richest men, is still arguing with the Department of Environment over the extent of the damage that marine experts here believe was caused by the anchor chain from his luxury 300ft yacht when it was in the Cayman Islands in January [...]

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