Tenerife Times Home
Tenerife Blogs
Tenerife News
Tenerife 10 day Forecast
Tenerife Monthly Weather
Cheap Tenerife Flights
Tenerife Google Map
Useful Telephone numbers
Euro Converter
Tenerife Attractions
Hotels & Accommodation
CD Tenerife Football
Learn Spanish
Getting Started
Tenerife Times FAQs
Contact Us
Advanced Search

Rate Us:

Random Posts
A Tenerife Lazy Sunday Afternoon   Read more...

Computer tuition for beginners   Read more...

A great new Tenerife Blog site I thought I should let you all know that Dr Leslie Brown who has contributed a couple of articles ...  Read more...

Taming the oceans from Tenerife   Read more...

The Tenerife Giant Squid Late in November 1861, the Captain and crew of the French steamer Alecton, were sailing off the ...  Read more...

Tenerife Airport VIP Lounges Have you ever wondered what it would be like in the VIP lounge at Tenerife’s Reina Sofia ...  Read more...

Direct Telecom, the latest internet provider in Tenerife Here at Tenerife Times we were recently asked a question about Tenerife and Internet Connections, ...  Read more...

Tenerife’s Heavenly Fiesta – The Flower Carpets of La Orotava Streets paved with delicate petals of such vibrant colours that they’d turn any rainbow in the ...  Read more...

A Happy New Year from Tenerife Times  Even in Tenerife, New Years Eve is a time not only for parties (and Tenerife certainly knows ...  Read more...

Tenerife's FreeBird Charity Fun Day Following on from John's post here about the FreeBird Atlantic Rowing Challenge we would like to let ...  Read more...

Diving in Tenerife Oh WOW - can diving in Tenerife get much better than this?  Read more...

Jamiroquai to play Tenerife Jamiroquai have announced that they will be playing Tenerife on Saturday June 14th as part of the ...  Read more...

Agatha Christie and Tenerife Tenerife has been an inspiration to many famous people, infact, recently whilst surfing the net ...  Read more...

Full Moon Party in Tenerife I have been to Ful Moon Parties all over the world, ifI'm in a country and its a full moon, I ...  Read more...

Help with a TV programme about Tenerife Has the demise of the Low-Cost flights to Tenerife affected your holiday plans? Do you have an ...  Read more...

Tenerife here we come Well as Rod Stewart once famously sang 'Tonights the night!'  Mrs H and I are bound for ...  Read more...

Looking for Work in Tenerife???   Read more...

El Mirador de La Centinela, Tenerife Part 2 So we've told you how to get there, now lets show you why to go there. In our apartment in ...  Read more...

La Caleta - A beautiful Tenerife fishing village On a previous trip to Tenerife my wife and I looked out onto our balcony and saw that the skies ...  Read more...

Las Eras, Tenerife On my recent trip to Tenerife, I had a brain wave, I thought – how far could someone staying ...  Read more...

Favorites
 Add to favorites
 Make Homepage
 

Tenerife Business Directory

Tenerife Times Home arrow Learn Spanish
Tenerife Boat Breakers PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 October 2006
As the Tenerife Scuba rib slowly made its way into the harbour in Las Galletas, Tenerife, there was an unusual scene unfolding on the beach. There is fron of our eyes, a Tenerife authority JCB was busy tearing apart an African Migrant Cayuco. (A Cayuco, is an large open boat that the unfortunate migrants of Western Africa use to transport themselves across the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean towards the Canary Islands.)
 
We had seen pictures of the Cayuco’s before but the difference this calm Tenerife morning was that here on the sand was the boat that maybe upwards of 100 people had risked their lives in open seas, just being smashed to pieces by a JCB.

 As we watched, it became clear that the Tenerife authorities were in no mood to allow this ‘evidence’ to just lay there. Within the space of 20mins, the large craft had been smashed to a pulp and removed form the sandy beach at Las Galletas, almost as if it had never been there in the first place. 

Each piece of boat was swiftly loaded onto a lorry and moved. All that was left of the scene was the tracks left in the sand by the JCB and the Cayuco, by the next day, the tide had been in and out and there was nothing to show that there had been any activity here on the beach.

 

I couldn’t help thinking what had become of these people who had been in the boat, where were they, had they any idea of the symbolic destruction of their existence here on Tenerife?

It’s not for me to question the rights or wrongs of the situation, there are others to do that but a solution needs to be found for all.

Tag it:Spread the Word
Blinkbits
BlinkList
blogmarks
co.mments
connotea
Delicious
De.lirio.us
Digg
Fark
feedmelinks
Furl it!
Hugg
LinkaGoGo
Ma.gnolia
Mister.Wong
Netvouz
NewsVine
Profile Heaven
RawSugar
Reddit
Scuttle
Shadows
Simpy
Smarking
Spurl
Stumble
TailRank
Technorati
Wists
YahooMyWeb
< Previous   Next >

Comments

There are no comments yet - feel free to add one using the form below...


Page 1 of 0 ( 0 comments )
©2006 MosCom

Add comments to this article: Tenerife Boat Breakers ...

Enter your comment below.

Name (required)

E-Mail (required)
Your email will not be displayed on the site - only to our administrator
Homepage

Comment (supported) [BBcode]

Tenerife Scuba Dive Centre
<
Book Cheap Flights with Flightline.co.uk
Learn Spanish