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Offline Lyndon Henry

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Ex Tropic Isle, Caribe Isle
« on: February 18, 2018, 02:39:03 PM »
Anyone knows what happened to the ex Tropic Isle ro/ro vessel last recorded name was Caribe Isle?

  General Description   Ro Ro Landing craft
  Built   1977, HULL #482
  Shipyard: Ishikawajima Shipyard, Tokyo, Japan
  Class   Honduran
  Flag   Antigua & Barbuda
  IMO Number: 7616638
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Re: Ex Tropic Isle, Caribe Isle
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 03:24:54 PM »

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Re: Ex Tropic Isle, Caribe Isle
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 04:02:29 PM »
Thanks Bjørn, but I don't think its the same vessel
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Re: Ex Tropic Isle, Caribe Isle
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 07:47:44 PM »
Hi,

Some info here about being sold but no date.

http://www.sdusa.com/ships/tropic_isle.php

The last info I saw was in 2016 but nothing else. Reported sold but no info about the new owner.

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Re: Ex Tropic Isle, Caribe Isle
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2018, 09:31:03 PM »
Another pre-2010 photo:
https://www.vesseltracker.com/en/ShipPhotos/117504-Caribe-Isle-7616638.html

Sale by Hyde Shipping seems to have been in 3/2010, and Antigua registration also closed at that time.  Quite a distinctive vessel, but found nothing more.  There are a few half-hearted reports on MarineTraffic at Roatan but, as they quote the old Antigua c/s-MMSI, are probably phantoms.

But quite a lot of vessels just lying around at Roatan, Honduras, but cannot see this one on (rather indistinct) Googlemaps.  Who fancies a cruie there?  Or can you get a charter, Capt Ted?


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Re: Ex Tropic Isle, Caribe Isle
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 11:26:01 PM »
Hi,

According to this document, the ship was involved in drug traffic in 2007.

https://cases.justia.com/federal/appellate-courts/ca11/09-12638/920100121/0.pdf

Also, I am not quite sure but I think the ship is visible in Google Earth on the rather blurry july 2013 layer at  16°18'54.18"N  86°32'3.22"W

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Re: Ex Tropic Isle, Caribe Isle
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2018, 09:27:24 AM »
I too read that yesterday - there was no implication of wrong-doing by the master or owner, and the ship continued to trade for Hyde Shipping until about 2010.

That does certainly look as if it could be her in 2013.

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Re: Ex Tropic Isle, Caribe Isle
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2018, 12:20:59 AM »
Thanks for all the information

Checked out Google Earth did see a blurry image of her. Got this pic, not sure how recent this picture is but you can see her

https://images.trvl-media.com/hotels/3000000/2480000/2479100/2479022/b61a81ca_z.jpg
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Re: Ex Tropic Isle, Caribe Isle
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2018, 01:05:46 AM »
And even better here in photo dated 22 December 2015 (according to exif)
https://images.sunwingtravelgroup.com/HotelImages/RTBFAN/16x9/005.jpg


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Re: Ex Tropic Isle, Caribe Isle
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2022, 04:39:41 AM »
Does anyone have the latest information this year? 1v1 lol unblocked