- A Wreck Removal Order was issued by the Belize Ports
Authority two weeks after the capsizing of the Wave Dancer, on October
- Peter Hughes entered into a "WRECK FIXED 99" removal
contract with Titan Maritime LLC out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
- Titan was hired on a
lump sum basis (reported to be slightly under $1 million) to refloat
its KARLISSA B jack up crane barge.
- The Wave Dancer was rolled and partially raised on November
- She was then floated and removed alongside the dock on
November 2, 2001.
- The personal effects of the Americans which were found
onboard the Wave Dancer were sent to the U.S. Embassy in Belize on
November 2nd, and mid-November 2001.
- The personal effects of the two deceased Belizeans, Brenda
Wade and Eloisa Johnson, were delivered by 2nd Captain Frank Wouters at
Big Creek dock on November 2nd and 3rd.
- Loose equipment, mainly diving and life-saving equipment,
as well as mooring ropes, the aft port bitt or Sampson post and other
items were placed in a container and are now in the custody of 3D
Marine in Belize City. The equipment was inspected by
representatives of IMMARBE.
- The capstan and foredeck section were forwarded to Miami on
the supply vessel Victoria.
- The Wave Dancer was found extensively damaged and was
declared a constructive total loss.
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