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Stuck MegaYacht Finally Free February 27, 2008

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Yacht stuck for 2 ½ years finally free – 02/27/2008 – MiamiHerald.com

Update Megayacht Stuck again

This was supposed to be the end to this ongoing sea saga, that has been one of this blogs most popular stories. From The Triton:

(FEB. 26, 2008) — S/Y Legacy is floating free today after being marooned off of Key West for almost 2 1/2 years. “We busted loose today,” came owner Peter Halmos’ e-mail at about 1:30 a.m. this morning, referring to Monday’s long day of pulling the 158-foot Perini Navi out of the sand and sea grass by Byrd Commercial Diving of Miami.Although the recovery path was about a mile long, it’s been a long journey. Regulatory restrictions, marine sanctuary concerns, additional damage to the area, and some legal wrangling all added to the recovery time frame. Failed attempts, including a coffer-dam setup that never worked, added to the woes. The trenching and pulling of this current effort took about six months. Legacy will be towed to a local area that Halmos described as “about two miles as the crow flies, but 2 1/2 years of twists and turns.”

From the Miami Herald:

Here’s how they did it, according to Christian Byrd, a third-generation partner in the family business: (more…)

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