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LOL. You'd make some poor bugger work that shift over the festive period?  "Sorry kids, can't make Christmas, been asked to guard a rich pricks (David Seymour's?) boat stuck on a reef" I'm h

Aw c'mon Zozza. Of course it wasn't Jacinderella's fault. Anyone can see that it was the National partys' fault for creating a financial environment where people who want to get off their tails  can m

Still no reason for aholes to ransack the boat. Sounds like the work of the envy brigade. 

Vandals ransack and loot luxury boat stranded on rocks 

The luxury pleasure boat salvaged from the Auckland Harbour last night was looted and ransacked while it sat stranded on rocks for days. Leather interiors were slashed, fittings were torn out and the fire extinguishers were sprayed through the boat, coating the interior of the craft in a caustic foam. Looters also stole all the alcohol that had been aboard the boat.

The boat also suffered extensive damage to the exterior when it ran aground. Both engines were ripped from their mounts and the propellers were bent and broken. Mulgrew said he didn't see the marker pole when he went around a corner and ended up running the boat up on to the rocks.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300194667/luxury-boat-looted-and-ransacked-while-it-sat-stranded-on-rocks-for-days

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1 hour ago, ex Elly said:

Mulgrew said he didn't see the marker pole when he went around a corner and ended up running the boat up on to the rocks.

...and this is why charts and plotters are a thing.Take care evryone.

Schadenfreude is pretty ugly in here.  I understand the feelings regarding gin palaces and thier drivers (not skippers), nonetheless, someone's day get even shittier and the insurance company will spread the cost to you and I.

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41 minutes ago, chariot said:

Still no reason for aholes to ransack the boat. Sounds like the work of the envy brigade. 

Agree,not trying to make an excuse here ,but may of thought abandon after being there 5 days,the same company pulled mine off in hours,maybe an insurance issue or waiting for 3.2m tides??

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1 hour ago, chariot said:

Still no reason for aholes to ransack the boat. Sounds like the work of the envy brigade. 

I saw a Facebook thread on the NZ Herald page where people were basically openly talking about that. Made me feel a bit sick to be honest. Ranging from guys talking about claiming salvage to a very wide range of denigrating comments. Unfortunately it was a very public spot with plenty of publicity (been in the news for several days straight).

I'm mildly surprised they didn't have a guard on it (which may not have been practical) or at least taken anything of value off the boat, like or the posh new game fishing gear that got nicked.

Apparently the delay was that it had just been filled with diesel, and they didn't want to rip the tanks open getting it off. I'm actually interested in what happened. Props are stuffed, engines came off mounts, and water ingress via stern tubes. I'm assuming the props clipped something, mounts broke in torsional force and all of that wrenched the stern tubes. Sounded like the hull itself wasn't holed. Can't help but wonder if its a route thats been taken before, and either the tide was a tad lower, or the extra fuel load deepened the draft a fraction, caught the props, and whammo...

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