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Santo Domingo.- The removal of boats on the Ozama and Isabela rivers began Wednesday in compliance with an Environment Ministry resolution which a shipyard sought to challenge with a Cease and Desist court order.

The Dominican Port Authority (APD) and the Dominican Navy tow the metal hulks out to the Caribbean Sea, enforcing the Resolution which orders ridding the channels of these rivers of boats whose deadline to affect repairs has expired.

In a statement, APD director Víctor Gómez Casanova, and Navy commander Miguel Enrique Peña said they appointed Navy Capt. Jose David Rojas to head the operations to tow the vessels, together with Port Authority Environmental adviser and marine biologist Oswaldo Vasquez.

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Written by: DomRat, 4 Jan 2017 7:45 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Laughable if they forceably anchor them out and they then wash ashore.
Written by: guillermone, 6 Jan 2017 12:26 AM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

Written by: DomRat, 4 Jan 2017 7:45 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Laughable if they forceably anchor them out and they then wash ashore
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I think their real intent is to tow them offshore, and sink them in the middle of the ocean as a way to create an artificial reef.
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