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Paul Allen's yacht Tatoosh is blamed for anchor damage to the reef in the West Bay replenishment zone. - PHOTO: JAMES WHITTAKER

Mega-yacht settlement to pay for new mooring

Money from the settlement between government and the owner of a mega-yacht that damaged coral reef in Cayman’s waters will be used to pay for a permanent mooring for large vessels at the north end of Seven Mile Beach.

Restoration completed of reef damaged by Paul Allen’s yacht

The Department of Environment and Paul Allen’s company Vulcan, Inc., on Friday announced the completion of a joint restoration project aimed at helping to speed the recovery of coral in West Bay damaged by Mr. Allen’s yacht in January.

DoE, Paul Allen settle differences to salvage coral reef

Work will resume Tuesday on repairing an area of coral reef that was damaged when the mega-yacht Tatoosh, owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, dropped anchor off West Bay in January.
Paul Allen's yacht Tatoosh is blamed for anchor damage to the reef in the West Bay replenishment zone. - PHOTO: JAMES WHITTAKER

DoE, Allen reach agreement on coral restoration

The Department of Environment and Paul Allen’s company Vulcan Inc. have agreed to an “emergency restoration plan” to repair coral damaged when Mr. Allen’s boat, the M/Y Tatoosh, dropped anchor on a reef off West Bay last month.

Spat deepens between DoE and Paul Allen

Paul Allen’s company Vulcan Inc. issued a statement Saturday accusing Cayman’s Department of Environment of “delaying approving or implementing action” on a remediation plan to repair a large swath of coral allegedly damaged by the anchor of Mr. Allen’s yacht, MV/Tatoosh, in mid-January.
Paul Allen's yacht Tatoosh is blamed for anchor damage to the reef in the West Bay replenishment zone. - PHOTO: JAMES WHITTAKER

EDITORIAL – Government stays underwater on Allen’s reef proposal

Who will speak for our reefs, if not the Cayman Islands Ministry of Environment?

CCMI: Reefs face bigger threats than Allen’s yacht

Damage caused to a Cayman Islands coral reef by Paul Allen’s mega-yacht is troubling and ironic, but it is far from the greatest threat facing the fragile ecosystem, according to the head of Little Cayman’s Central Caribbean Marine Institute.

Killing Cayman’s coral

When will the government do something to prevent the destruction of coral and the environment in the Cayman Islands?
Paul Allen's yacht Tatoosh is blamed for anchor damage to the reef in the West Bay replenishment zone. - PHOTO: JAMES WHITTAKER

Mega-yacht owner plans reef restoration

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.

EDITORIAL – Equal environmental justice for everyone

We in the Cayman Islands should exercise great caution not to turn an environmental issue into a “class warfare” issue.

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