The tourists are happy and the ship owner asks for help. The boat got stuck on a popular beach in a seaside resort.
The shrimp fishing boat unexpectedly became a tourist attraction. A private boat ran aground on the beach in the Dutch town of Zandvoor, and although it fits perfectly into the fairy-tale landscape of the surroundings, not everyone is happy. Internet users are collecting funds for the captain who cannot continue his activities.
Tourists liked the boat on the shallows
Earlier this week, the ropes of a Dutch fisherman’s boat became entangled in the propeller, making the machine unable to navigate. The IJM 22 Black-Jack model ran aground and, despite several attempts to free it, is still in the same place. In this unusual way, the inconspicuous boat gained the sympathy of tourists. “It’s certainly not very comfortable for the owner, but the boat looks beautiful with the sea in the background,” said one visitor. On the Internet you can find a lot of photos illustrating this beautiful, although probably temporary phenomenon.
The fisherman remains unemployed, but Internet users help
While tourists admire subsequent shots of the boat, its owner was left without a source of income. To help him, an online fundraiser was started. “The campaign initiated by the captain’s daughter, Lisette Reker, has so far collected EUR 30,000 of the target EUR 100,000,” reports Dutch News. “Every day that my father cannot catch shrimp is a day without income,” said the victim’s daughter. Another attempt to move the boat is planned for today. Previous attempts to remove heavy equipment from the ship, despite making it lighter, did not bring the desired results. Dutch News also reports that some of the equipment was stolen from the boat.
Stranding can especially happen to large cruise ships. The plane, which landed in Greenland this year with 206 tourists, needed the help of many nearby ships to free its passengers.