The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is seeking to allay the fears of residents in Mangrove Cay, Andros who purport that a foreign fishing vessel has illegally anchored and set up shop in the Andros West Side National Park.
The BNT, via a press release issued Tuesday, indicated that a number of residents in Mangrove Cay expressed concern that the M/Y Eleven vessel, a 74 ft. Hatteras out of Florida which offers fly-fishing experiences was illegally operating as a Floating Fishing Lodge as opposed to a Cruising Yacht as outlined in its permit issued by the Government of The Bahamas.
BNT’s statement affirmed that, “the vessel is in possession of all requisite licenses and permits for operating in The Bahamas.”
The BNT, however, sent Stephen Smith, BNT’s Park Warden for Andros, to visit the M/Y Eleven to further investigate the matter.
LINK (via Eyewitness News)