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November of 1997, powerful Hurricane Martin struck the French Polynesian islands.
This German owned sailing vessel ended up stranded deep in the palms of a desserted
atoll 156 miles west of the island of Raiatea. LE CARENAGE was contacted and
presented with the situation by the owners...
addition to the boat being possibly salvageable, international maritime law
requires the owners of such unfortunate vessels to remove their boats from the
islands- at owners expense. This can present a daunting problem...
Staying true to our motto, "You have
a problem? We can take care of it!",
LE CARENAGE SERVICES quickly assembled a crew and put into motion the rescue
HAVE A PROBLEM? WE CAN TAKE CARE OF IT!"
Atoll after the storm...
Building a dolley...
Getting her in the water...
(Yes, we really mean it...)
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