Vessel runs aground on Belize Reef in front of San Pedro

The damages caused to the Belize Barrier Reef have yet to be assessed after an American registered 39-foot vessel ran aground in front of San Pedro Town. However, because of the location where the vessel was lodged, it is suspected that the damages to the delicate coral topography will be significant. The grounding happened sometime around 7:30 last night while the vessel named Connie Sue was making its way from Guatemala to the United States. Elements from the Belize Coast Guard were deployed to assist after getting a call from Belize Port Authority. The vessel was captained by 66-year-old American Roger Day.vlcsnap-2016-06-17-09h06m03s016

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