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Old 01-05-2019, 09:13 PM   #1
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Mega yacht dumping trash in the Exumas, caught on camera

Miami Based 82’ Sunseeker “Top Gun” caught red handed dumping garbage in the park.

Story and pictures going viral on FB and Instagram.
Idiot Captain flipped off the photographer.
Hope he rots away in a Fox Hill.
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:19 PM   #2
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The horror....the horror....
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:22 PM   #3
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The horror....the horror....
Yes it is.
The park is unique and pristine.
Read more about it here:

https://bnt.bs/exuma-cays-land-sea-park/
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Glad they got him.

Not being snide here—and I know Sunseekers are nice boats—but is an 82-footer really a mega-yacht?
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Glad they got him.

Not being snide here—and I know Sunseekers are nice boats—but is an 82-footer really a mega-yacht?
Not in my opinion but then there are a couple of different classifications by industry publications and one says 100'+ and the other counts 80'+.
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Glad they got him.

Not being snide here—and I know Sunseekers are nice boats—but is an 82-footer really a mega-yacht?
I heard different classifications: 80’ and over = Mega Yacht, 140’ and over, Super Yacht.

Whatever, we will change it to Motor Yacht, Point is the idiots polluted in paradise.
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I heard different classifications: 80’ and over = Mega Yacht, 140’ and over, Super Yacht.

Whatever, we will change it to Motor Yacht, Point is the idiots polluted in paradise.
And the Bahamian authorities generally do not react to such things softly. It's a chartered boat, chartered with crew, so there's a licensed captain accountable as well.
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I imagine someone picked it up and threw it in the proper receptacle. If man is present it is not pristine. Some ass will always dump his garbage where it doesn't belong. Some one else is paid to pick it up, job security. You cannot educate or legislate indifference and stupidity.
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And the Bahamian authorities generally do not react to such things softly. It's a chartered boat, chartered with crew, so there's a licensed captain accountable as well.
Rumor says they are still in the Bahamas, perhaps they are in deep do-do as we speak..Hopefully.
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Rumor says they are still in the Bahamas, perhaps they are in deep do-do as we speak..Hopefully.
Bahamian authorities have been known to hold violators and the boat until a sizeable fine is paid.
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I imagine someone picked it up and threw in the proper receptacle. If man is present it is not pristine. Some ass will always dump his garbage where it doesn't belong. Some one else is paid to pick it up, job security.
Uh no.
Some of these islands are uninhabited and the rule is you take nothing, you leave nothing. Nobody is paid to pick it up. You keep it on the boat until you get to a marina at the next island, then you dispose of it in garbage containers.
Guess you have never been there..
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Viral? I can't find anything about it on FB. Got a link?
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Bahamian authorities have been known to hold violators and the boat until a sizeable fine is paid.
Nice..Hopefully the fine will be 5 digits.
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Viral? I can't find anything about it on FB....
Viral in terms of infectious?
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Viral? I can't find anything about it on FB. Got a link?
Look for yachtnerd on FB and Instagram: A bunch of outraged Yacht Captains and crew spreading this as fast as they can and I am happy to help.
Name and shame, ban the scumbags forever, etc.

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Please take the time to like and post a comment as we need some reach on this post! This is a small “charter yacht”. I’m not even into, or crazy about environmental issues, but this is just insane, especially from what is supposed to be “professional crew”. The guy’s even flipping off ��the camera in one of the pics ��*♂️ Let’s make these losers famous!

“Morning all,

I thought this went without saying... but, it is illegal to dump trash in the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park.

Here’s a few photos sent in from a buddy in the Cambridge Cay Mooring Field of M/Y Top Gun blatantly discarding their trash near one of the trail heads onshore at Cambridge.

Please; let’s all do our part to protect the park, and respect the rules.

Take nothing, leave nothing. It’s easy.”
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Lots of SM chatter but no corroborating news yet. One claim that "the warden posted" the pics. I'd be convinced if I saw that official posting. Dumping certainly happens and it's atrocious when it does but I'll monitor for other data on this particular act/actor before I get my BP up.
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Where do you think all of the tens of thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of other fishing trawlers, cruise ships and military vessels traversing this planet's oceans dump their refuse??

Just because they are offshore does that make it okay? There's not a darn thing we can do about it. Commerce is too important. The average person has no clue about the amount of goods that are transported via water.

Here is the plaque from my boat. Every time I read it I am amazed. Marine pollution is mind boggling if you do the math on it. I try not to think about it...... Lol


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Mega yacht dumping trash in the Exumas, caught on camera

There is plenty we can do about it. First of all, don’t accept that it is going to happen. Report anyone dumping garbage. Show your government that you want action to stop it. It is changing because most people are NOT accepting this type of disregard for the health of our oceans and shoreline.
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Where do you think all of the tens of thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of other fishing trawlers, cruise ships and military vessels traversing this planet's oceans dump their refuse??

Just because they are offshore does that make it okay? There's not a darn thing we can do about it. Commerce is too important. The average person has no clue about the amount of goods that are transported via water.
On the several cruise lines I'm familiar with, their ships have their own sewage plants, recyclables are recycled, unrecyclables are transferred to docks/barges, and food leftovers are fed to the fishes.
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