Cruise ship anchor destroys ancient coral reef

scott_pro7891Published: December 11, 20151,319,084 viewsVirality: 1%
Published: December 11, 2015

This is a very unfortunate event. A diving instructor named Scott Prodahl noticed that the Pullmantur Zenith cruise ship was anchored very close to an ancient coral reef off the Cayman Islands. Scott Prodahl knew this didn't look right so he decided to investigate. What he saw was very disappointing. He was able to capture this crazy footage which showed a huge area of the reef was completely destroyed, located out front from the Don Fosters and Eden Rock, off the George Town port.

According to Scott, The Department of Environment was contacted but they weren't able to do anything. Apparently this was a designated anchorage which meant the cruise ship was allowed to drop the anchor. It is sad to see that this coral reef was destroyed so easily, and it could have been preventable as well. There is wildlife everywhere, even in places we cannot see. Before we take action, we need to make sure nothing around us is going to be affected. Credit to 'Scott Prodahl'.

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    Pax ยท 1 year ago

    And nobody will even get a slap on the wrist for this, guaranteed. This is sickening, more so when one thinks about all this destruction being caused just so some rich people can stop for a day during a longer trip, wherein this will repeated over and over. Why are the reefs dying? It isn't ALL climate change, sweetie, but it's definitely all human greed and stupidity.