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Majestic ran aground and sank Fri, 31 May

Discussion in 'South America' started by DiveTheGalapagos, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. DiveTheGalapagos

    DiveTheGalapagos ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

  2. DavidFL

    DavidFL Wide-eyed nube in the Pub ScubaBoard Supporter

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  3. Dom@DiveAdvice

    Dom@DiveAdvice Dive Travel Professional

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    Very sad news and it has thrown Galapagos Dive boats into disaraywith many people who were booked on the Majestic and others, frantically searching for spaces. Two new boats due to start next month are still not yet in the water and a 3rd is still awaiting the necessary work it requires to adapt it from a first class Naturalist cruise vessel to a dive boat, so understandably there are some concerns. If you are one of those looking for last minute spaces then please don't hesitate to contact us.

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  4. KathyV

    KathyV Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Midwestern US
  5. caydiver

    caydiver Manta Ray

    Thank goodness it didn’t happen at night. Sitting in a kanga in those waters waiting for assistance would not have been fun.
  6. Newdiv

    Newdiv Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ohio
    3:30 am isn’t any better.
    KathyV likes this.
  7. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    Although the accident happened at night, It was well into the day by the time it actually sank. Photos in the article linked by @DiveTheGalapagos show people being rescued in the daylight.
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  8. DiveTheGalapagos

    DiveTheGalapagos ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    Actually, the people you see in the Zodiacs are not divers. They're probably crew guarding the ship. When other ships have sunk, people tend to arrive and loot knowing regulations prohibit the owner from removing items prior to an official investigation. As ship owners always want to remove any fuel and environmental threats, theft is not the most damaging thing looters could do on a vulnerable ship.

    It's my understanding all fuel was able to be removed from the ship prior to any spills.
  9. Karen Schofield

    Karen Schofield Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Carmel, California, United States
    This is very unfortunate.
    I have to say that running aground before daylight and having to abandon ship is the BIGGEST DRAG, especially when you pay big bucks for a luxury vacation.
    I experienced this NOT FUN adventure in March 2018 in Tubbataha 90 miles from any land mass in the middle of the Sulu Sea. Our ship was also a luxury, and very expensive yacht. So messed up. For our troubles we received a $100 gift certificate for a return trip. Ha! No thanks. I hope these unfortunate souls were offered better compensation.
    KathyV likes this.
  10. Chidiver1

    Chidiver1 Barracuda

    They don't have insurance that would reimburse customers?

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