Skip to comments.Ted Kennedy Dumps Fuel into Nantucket Sound
Posted on 03/14/2008 2:05:31 PM PDT by OPS4
Ted Kennedy Dumps Fuel into Nantucket Sound Friday, March 14, 2008 9:14 AM
Ted Kennedy has called Nantucket Sound near his Massachusetts estate a national treasure but that didnt stop the senator from having oil dumped from his yacht into its waters.
A local photographer spotted an oil slick coming from Kennedys yacht Mya as Kennedy and his guests left the vessel in a launch following a race that ended in Hyannis, the Cape Cod Today newspaper reported.
The lensman was so shocked that he rowed his dinghy out to question the crew member left aboard the yacht.
He asked the crewman, What the hell are you doing?
The crewman said that diesel fuel had gotten into the bilge and he was told to dump it.
When the photographer pointed out that the yacht was moored in coastal waters near shellfish beds and people swimming, the crewman replied, Whatever.
Cape Cod Today published a photo showing the oil slick emanating from Mya.
As Newsmax reported earlier, Kennedy has opposed a proposal to construct a wind farm in Nantucket Sound to produce cheap, clean energy. Asked why, he said: Thats where I sail.
I’m sure it wasn’t vodka; he’d go ape to see the waste...
Seems he dumped in Chappaquiddik (sp) as well.....
Did he just hang his butt over a railing and take a dump?
That wasn’t fuel - it was Teddy’s dirty bathwater.
This is too good.
‘Ol Teddy seems to have a problem with dumping things into the water, huh?
Speaking of Spitzering out bilge oil and chutzpah, remember that Teddy named his dog Splash.
don’t worry the windmills on cape cod will blow the oil straight to venezuela.
Typical (il)liberal hypocrisy.
Typical elitist behavior, their arrogance will be the end of them all.
Sometimes a little fuel can get into the bilge water, and it only takes a small amount to produce a slick.
I don’t know what else you can do with it but pump it out. You have to pump the bilge sooner or later, or the boat will sink.
But the Coast Guard requires all power boats to put a sticker on the boat near the engine warning that pumping fuel into the ocean is illegal. If the Coast Guard happens to catch you doing it, it’s a big fine.
Lawmakers like Kennedy are responsible for this kind of nonsense. They should throw the book at him.
Amazing, that the mental and moral runt of the Kennedy litter was the only one to survive....
I guess that it’s poetic justice and punishment for their crook of a father -— Old Joe Kennedy.
But — too bad for America.
The “dump” was in 2002.
Very true, and the amounts are insignificant compared to the oil that is released into the ocean naturally. I'm defending Ted Kennedy...I need to go take a shower.
P.S. My guns have killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.
Yes, there was a time warp. I found the original story, and apparently the photo was just released. But the incident happened in the summer of 2002.
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