Daniel Loeb’s Yacht Damages Belize Coral Reef (Bloomberg)

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  1. dealmaker

    dealmaker

    Daniel Loeb’s Yacht Damages Belize Coral Reef (Bloomberg)
    A luxury yacht owned by hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb damaged a pristine reef atoll in Belize near the famous Great Blue Hole, a popular diving site. The 200-foot (61 meter) Samadhi, owned by Third Point founder Loeb, was filmed last Sunday anchored at Belize’s Lighthouse Reef Atoll. A spokesperson said Loeb was not in the vessel at the time. The Financial Times first reported the incident and said there would be an official investigation. A spokesperson for Belize’s Department of the Environment told the FT that the vessel had damaged the area.
     
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  2. And how long will it take for the reef to recuperate?
     
  3. Alisha

    Alisha

    It's helpfull, great that you shared this with me.
     
  4. maxinger

    maxinger

    I wonder how is reef in Spratly Islands.
     
  5. Depending on the species, the corals grow anywhere from 0.2 to 1 inch per year. So we probably talking hundreds of years to recover the damage. I hope Belize can twist the balls of his insurance company for some money and invest it into some reef recovery programs (environmental damage is usually covered these days, from what i hear).
     
    mlawson71 likes this.
  6. I sure hope so, no one in our lifetime will see those reefs back in their former glory.