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Paul Allen’s Yacht Destroys Protected Coral Reef

Paul Allen’s Yacht Destroys Protected Coral Reef

Luxury massive yacht owned by Microsoft co-founder and marine conservationist Paul Allen destroyed most of a protected coral reef during a visit to the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean earlier this month. The MV Tatoosh, Allen’s 300 ft yacht ripped up 14,000 square feet of coral reef in the West Bay replenishment zone and damaged more than 80 percent of the coral in the area. It is thought that Allen was not on board at the time.

Paul Allen’s Yacht Destroys Protected Coral Reef
Paul Allen’s Yacht Destroys Protected Coral Reef

Vulcan, the investment firm of Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, released a statement about the incident which occured on January 14th: “When [the MV Tatoosh] 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,” adding that the crew was aiding investigations into the damage.
Ironically, the damage to the coral, which is vital for marine life, comes five months after the billionaire philanthropist announced support for research to stabilize and restore coral reefs.

Paul Allen’s Yacht Destroys Protected Coral Reef
Paul Allen’s Yacht Destroys Protected Coral Reef

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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