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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has reached an agreement with government to make a compensation payment for the damage done to a coral reef in the islands’ waters in an incident involving his yacht, the M/Y Tatoosh, earlier this year.
Almost two years after a cruise ship dropped anchor on a large patch of coral reef off Grand Cayman, work to repair the damage is substantially complete.
A loophole in the Marine Conservation Law prevented the Cayman government from pursuing charges against the Carnival Magic cruise ship or the local pilot who caused a ship anchor to destroy about 16,000 square feet of reef in 2014, Environment Minister Wayne Panton told the Legislative Assembly Wednesday.
When will the government do something to prevent the destruction of coral and the environment in the Cayman Islands?
Representatives of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen say he has developed a remediation plan to help restore damaged reef impacted by his 300-foot mega-yacht Tatoosh.