AMBERJACK Repair/Replacement

Fundraising campaign by Gary Stokes
  • HK$40,300
    Donated So Far
Raised offline: $27,000.00
Total: $67,300.00

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Seven years ago I called for help to raise funds to buy an old second hand boat. We purchased a 1997 Novurania RIB. 'Amberjack' has been busy over the years, crucial in dealing with the plastic pellet spill, 'Hope' the wounded dolphin as well as recovering stranded dolphins and porpoises and helping monitor the local populations. She has been 'fishing for trash' and investigating marine debris spills and oil spills along HK's coastline. This year Amberjack has been hauling abandoned ghost fishing nets and running out twice a month to the Soko Islands where we are conducting plastic surveys. In the past 3 months we launched out Illegal Fishing campaign and Amberjack has been in action documenting the illegal fishing activities of Mainland fishing vessels poaching in HK waters as well as direct action, engaging and chasing these vessels out of Hong Kong.

However all of this action has taken a toll on the already aged boat. Last week we had an incident on the way to the Soko's when the port-side tube blew completely and whilst we have been patching up over the years, this damage looks like it might be fatal.

Therefore I am calling on your generosity again to help me raise funds for either a major repair or a replacement boat. If we replace we will save as much as we can from Amberjack, including the Suzuki 4-stroke 90hp engine, so this should keep costs down in a huge way. We are actively looking at replacement boats before we start ploughing good money after bad into a repair job so that we can give the best 'bang for your buck'.

Thank you in advance,

Gary

Organizer

  • Gary Stokes
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

$100.00
  • Marine Thomas
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2020
$1000.00
  • Amy Chan
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2020
  • Thanks for protecting the ocean and our planet!!!

$200.00
Feb 14

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED - THANK YOU ALL

Update posted by Gary Stokes at 12:42 pm

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOUToday we have hit the target that we had hoped for to cover the cost of replacing our beloved old AmberJack. In fact we have slightly exceeded which is fantastic and these additional dollars will be used to cover some of the expenses to get. . . . .

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Feb 14

New Boat Found & Secured

Update posted by Gary Stokes at 02:06 am

As mentioned we have been searching for a replacement boat for AmberJack and can now confirm that we have found and secured a holding deposit on a new (secondhand) boat. Our fundraiser has also had an incredible boost from an offline donor of HK$25,000 taking us up to HK$44,000 out

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Feb 10

Update : Search For Replacement Boat

Update posted by Gary Stokes at 11:50 am

Looking closer at the damage sustained we are most likely going to opt for a new (albeit secondhand) boat. We have been searching these past few days and think we have found a boat that is almost identical to Amberjack, a 5.2m Rigid Inflatable Boat. We are negotiating a price

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Donors & Comments

29 donors
$100.00
  • Marine Thomas
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2020
$1000.00
  • Amy Chan
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2020
  • Thanks for protecting the ocean and our planet!!!

$200.00
  • Jules Brown
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2020
  • Good luck gary

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  • Tim Wannenmacher
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2020
  • Thank you for your passion and hard working defending our oceans !

$15000.00
  • Tim Pottle
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2020
  • Hope you are back on the water soon

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2020
$1000.00
  • Rob & Linda Avery
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2020
  • Something towards helping save the finning of dolphins!

$1000.00
  • Uschi Mirus & Family
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2020
  • Thank you for your continuous efforts to take care of our precious oceans.

$1000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 13, 2020
  • Well done Gary, great work!

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HK$40,300
Donated So Far
Raised offline: $27,000.00
Total: $67,300.00

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