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Bora Bora: a loose moorings

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Bora Bora: a loose moorings

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The Association of Sailboats in Polynesia is closely following the accident at the "Archer" sailboat in Bora Bora on July 2, 2019.

According to the owner, the dead body broke. He had been assured that the dead body was new, which does not seem to be the case!

Mr. Seth Hynes (American who left Boston 9 months ago with his wife and daughters) and who, upon arriving in Bora Bora, took a dead body in front of the Yacht Club while paying the fee claimed by the area manager. When they came back from dinner at Bloody Mary, their boat was gone.

The dead body broke and the boat drifted to a bungalow at the Pearl Beach Hotel in Bora, where it caused damage.

The catamaran, a last generation OUTREMER, suffered serious damage and repeated contact against the

bungalow opened a gaping hole of more than a metre at the bridge and liston.

The buoy manager would have discharged any responsibility on the grounds that the boater should have been on board during the incident because there was strong wind...


Le CATAMARAN ARCHEY est endommagé à Bora Bora

Séjours gâchés pour une famille américaine qui avait prévu de passer 4 jours de rêve.Des le 1er jour juste de constater les dégâts...D'après le propriétaire c'est la corde du mouillage qui est vétusteheureusement pas de victime mais des dégâts au niveau du catamaranet aussi de 2 bungalows appartenant à un hotel. La femme et ses 3 enfants seront pris en charge par un couple de Bora Bora, le catamaran est actuellement au quai de Farepiti.....Stranded stays for an American family who had planned to spend 4 dream days.From the first day just to see the damage that could exceed 40 million peaceful.According to the owner, it is the mooring rope that is obsoletefortunately no casualties but damage to the catamaranand also 2 bungalows belonging to a hotel. The woman and her 3 children will be cared for by a couple of Bora Bora

Posted by BORA BORA PARAU API-News. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019

You can follow the family's adventures on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/the.sailing.family.voyage

It seems to us that the responsibility of municipalities and public space delegates is engaged when boaters are forced to use infrastructure that is poorly protected.
It would seem that this is also the opinion of the catamaran's insurer who should naturally turn against the buoy manager.
Dead bodies must be revised and properly sized to withstand mara'amu blows, far from being exceptional during the tourist season.

The manager must therefore naturally take responsibility from the moment he charges for the stay on his buoys and must of course be insured for any damage that would occur in the event of a rupture of a dead body.

This incident must definitely set a precedent among all those who think that it is enough to force the sailboats to put themselves on a fleet of dead bodies to carry out an excellent financial operation ...

We wonder, on the other hand, about the conditions for awarding the contract by the municipality: no tender to our knowledge and none of the conditions for managing the moorings published on the official newspaper respected (display of rates, insurance etc.).

Case to follow very closely! What we're going to do and are sure to keep you up to date.

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