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Captain Fined $20,000 or 4 Months Prison for Wrecking on Reef


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Richard Green

Source: FP Turks and Caicos

July 28, 2011


"The captain who ran a 56-foot catamaran aground on a coral reef off Middle Creek Cay between East and South Caicos must pay a fine of $20,000 or spend four months in jail, a magistrate has ruled.


The El Dorado I was en route from Puerto Rico to South Caicos on July 11 when it ran aground on a reef east of East and South Caicos, according to the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources.


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