- Jun 2013
At least Allen didn't dump his toilet waste in the water.
Billionaire Paul Allen's yacht destroyed protected coral in Caribbean: media
Source: Brisbane Times
Date January 29, 2016 - 11:41AM 54 reading now
Eric M. Johnson
Seattle: A massive luxury yacht owned by Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen destroyed most of a protected coral reef during a visit to the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean earlier this month, media reported.
An anchor chain from the vessel damaged nearly 1300 square metres, or about 80 per cent, of reef near two scuba diving sites in the West Bay, the islands' environment department said, according to the Cayman News Service.
Mr Allen's Seattle-based Vulcan Inc organisation, which manages his fortune, said on Wednesday that the M/V Tatoosh was moored on January 14 in a "position explicitly directed" by the local port authority and that his team was co-operating with the investigation.
"When its crew was alerted by a diver that her anchor chain may have impacted coral in the area, the crew promptly, and on their own accord, relocated their position to ensure the reef was protected," Vulcan said.
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