Thursday, May 21

The FV Ana rescue – day 2

Well, re-floating FV Ana didn’t work. It was time for plan B.
This involved T&M Heather building a causeway out to the boat. Fortunately the reef is pretty close to the shore at Panama and the lagoon is grungy – rocky foreshore, not much in the way of sand, no living coral. There were a few environmental worries but nobody had any other ideas for rescuing the boat and having it break up on the reef would no doubt have been worse for the environment.
But at the end of that day it looked as though plan B had turned to custard. As the tide came in seawater rolled over the causeway and the Ana remained stuck fast…