A few years ago, I was out fishing early one morning with a Mexican friend. In Tamarindo Bay, we dropped a small net to catch bait fish under the cliff with those houses jutting out on I-beams.
There was a huge white yacht anchored in the bay, not far from us. We observed a very fat and pink man on the top deck outside, walking on a fancy treadmill, while a dark-skinned man in a white uniform came up to him with a drink on a tray balanced on his hand. We assumed this large pink man was the owner of the yacht. He pointed at us and we could see he was yelling at the other man.
A few moments later, a small speed-boat came racing towards us from the Tamarindo dock. It pulled up alongside our boat with two Mexican men in white uniforms - with side arms - on board. They yelled at us that we weren’t allowed to fish there.
My Mexican friend let loose with a tirade of chingas (I learned a lot of new Spanish cuss words) and finished with asking the men how they could possibly tell a Mexican not to fish in his own waters. And the capper: "You should be ashamed to be Mexican!"
They paused a beat, then turned around and sped off. We continued fishing.
Days later, we heard news that the giant yacht hit the submerged rock off the headland where the Banamex house is. The story told was that the owner of the yacht had decided to take control of the helm, possibly drunk. He ran into the rock, which is not marked.
Lots of items from the ship apparently floated out through the hole in the hull. The fishermen jigging for huachinango nearby were able to snag some valuable stuff as it floated by.
I believe the yacht was towed to Manzanillo for repairs, and the incident even appeared in news reports.
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