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Old 06-05-2014, 01:35 PM
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This is not getting much attention here. The Capt declared the weapons a month prior to Honduran officials. Corrupt third world country. Let em go Honduras.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/31/world/...ned-americans/

http://www.ryot.org/six-americans-de...-prison/707121
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:28 PM
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We have one locked up and Mexico and now this group in Honduras.

Our neighbors to the south are just 3rd world countries. From El Paso to the Drake Passage, the are all pathetic.
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Pretty excited for this episode of locked up abroad
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:29 PM
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We no longer vacation out of the US. Had a friend break his arm in a hang gliding accident in Mexico.
No treatment offered without a credit card number. Compound fracture required a brace that they charged 4 grand for. Was to be refunded upon return of brace after he returned to US. He sent brace back and
no refund and no recourse. US citizens are becoming targets. And this incident was just over money.
Imagine if your get locked up on trumped up charges.
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i still vacation outside the US and inside the US none the less im careful as can be outside the US. About two yrs ago i almost killed my self in an ATV accident in cozumel. I received no medical attention other than a first aid kit i asked for to dress my wounds on my forearm. All they worried about was charging me $300 for a small plastic peace that broke on the ATV. I speak Spanish fluently so the convo did get a bit heated and caused my brother in law to intervene so i could cool off. Last year on my honeymoon the cruise ship stopped in cozumel the wife and i did not leave the shops in the port.
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Wife's friend's parents born and live in The Philippines. When the hospital found out they had a daughter in the States they jacked the bill sky high.
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IWellcraft25, I have had the exact opposite experience on Cozumel, but we own a house there. Sorry it sucked for you. Its a great island. Next time you come if I have a boat I'll pick you up and we will go fishing! You buy the beer.
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We were 20K apart on a nice piece of beach front on Roatan. Glad that didn't work out!
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Originally Posted by forgot View Post
We no longer vacation out of the US. Had a friend break his arm in a hang gliding accident in Mexico.
No treatment offered without a credit card number. Compound fracture required a brace that they charged 4 grand for. Was to be refunded upon return of brace after he returned to US. He sent brace back and
no refund and no recourse. US citizens are becoming targets. And this incident was just over money.
Imagine if your get locked up on trumped up charges.
I got news for you a while back I broke my arm sking in aspen the only thing they would take is creditcard or cash no insurance
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IWellcraft25, I have had the exact opposite experience on Cozumel, but we own a house there. Sorry it sucked for you. Its a great island. Next time you come if I have a boat I'll pick you up and we will go fishing! You buy the beer.
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Skibum,

Our names carry similar motivies (ie, powder/ski). What do you catch in Cozumel? We go once or twice a year and like Na Ha codos.

What kind of fish are there? Ihave only caught cudas and trigger fish.

We live just north of you in Windsor.


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We were 20K apart on a nice piece of beach front on Roatan. Glad that didn't work out!
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I am US citizen living here in Honduras, Reading the news this doesnt sound right !
Before the trip, the Aqua Quest’s crew says they got permission from local authorities to search a river for lost mahogany logs. The team planned to share the profits with the municipality for use in local projects.
LOST MAHOGANY LOGS ! !! How can somebody loose a tree. MAHOGANY is Very Scarse now and got to have special permit from Cohdefor to cut wood.
In Honduras to cut down on crime the passed very strict laws
on Guns and amo. No more Hollowpoint for the good guys . You can go strait to jail .
This is like walking in south beach with a bottle of rum, you got to have it in a bag .
so i think if we are going to go to visit any country lets learn their laws
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Originally Posted by Pepito View Post
I am US citizen living here in Honduras, Reading the news this doesnt sound right !
Before the trip, the Aqua Quest’s crew says they got permission from local authorities to search a river for lost mahogany logs. The team planned to share the profits with the municipality for use in local projects.
LOST MAHOGANY LOGS ! !! How can somebody loose a tree. MAHOGANY is Very Scarse now and got to have special permit from Cohdefor to cut wood.
In Honduras to cut down on crime the passed very strict laws
on Guns and amo. No more Hollowpoint for the good guys . You can go strait to jail .
This is like walking in south beach with a bottle of rum, you got to have it in a bag .
so i think if we are going to go to visit any country lets learn their laws
Logs that would need to be salvaged with the means beyond which most of the villages are capable of...
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Mexico is a shit-hole. I wonder why any American vacations there...the corrupt government, crappy hospitals, and drug cartels are just a few reasons not to.
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Pepito,
Read up on "sinker mahogany" submerged in rivers for decades. Mahogany logs if not gathered quickly sink.
http://www.hearnehardwoods.com/featu..._mahogany.html
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My friends brother, had his sailboat in Rio Dulce Guatemala, and was heading to the islands off Honduras, he and his wife, were boarded and robbed off Honduras by armed pirates
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Originally Posted by Wolakrab View Post
Mexico is a shit-hole. I wonder why any American vacations there...the corrupt government, crappy hospitals, and drug cartels are just a few reasons not to.
Yeah, all of the US is EACTLY like Detroit, our politicians are virgins that crap rainbows, and everyone is a drug addict (which is why the cartels make so much money).
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Originally Posted by Pepito View Post
so i think if we are going to go to visit any country lets learn their laws

If only that were true for those coming to this country too
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Originally Posted by Pepito View Post
I am US citizen living here in Honduras, Reading the news this doesnt sound right !
Before the trip, the Aqua Quest’s crew says they got permission from local authorities to search a river for lost mahogany logs. The team planned to share the profits with the municipality for use in local projects.
LOST MAHOGANY LOGS ! !! How can somebody loose a tree. MAHOGANY is Very Scarse now and got to have special permit from Cohdefor to cut wood.
In Honduras to cut down on crime the passed very strict laws
on Guns and amo. No more Hollowpoint for the good guys . You can go strait to jail .
This is like walking in south beach with a bottle of rum, you got to have it in a bag .
so i think if we are going to go to visit any country lets learn their laws
It seems odd that this isn't getting much coverage. I stumbled upon it in the Tampa Bay Times. There was a more complete article there. Aqua Quest is a marine salvage company that has operated out of Tarpon Springs for years. They were contracted by a local community in Honduras to salvage very old timber that had sunk in the channel over many years of timber processing in that community. The logs were impeding navigation in the channel, and had obvious commercial value. They were old logs.

Aqua Quest and the customer in Honduras had been working on this deal for almost two years. The rifles were on board for self-protection when transiting international waters, and were declared prior to entry, it seems, but that didn't matter when they were arrested.

This is a terrible situation for these guys. They're regular Tarpon regulars. I've been seeing their boats in the river here, including the Aqua Quest that's now arrested, for as long as I've lived here. Our local politicians are involved trying to get the state department to put pressure for their release, but so far not much has happened.
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Just to give a little light on the past. Two of the crew on this mission to help Honduras are from my town. In the 80's they got busted with a truck load of weed. While on bail they got a state police officer to leave the station in the middle of the night to assist a woman a mile down the road. While he is gone they took a gas chop saw and cut the rear door of the station and stole their pot back from the cops. They ended up doing a few years the cop they payed off went to jail lost pension and ended up dead. I question their motives in Honduras. I went to school with these clowns.
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