Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Alex aboard Nikimat

Alexandre Uster von Baar

Good morning Eric,
Thanks as always for your generosity!
Hopefully I will find a place where I can put all the cloth, spare parts, etc.
But I keep your offer in mind!
Keep in touch! Sincerely, Alexandre


On Thu, 9/14/17, kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Alex aboard Nikimat
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017, 11:00 AM


Hi Alexandre,
Kimberlite should be in Martinique about November 10
for a few months.
You are  more than welcome to stay aboard.
Fair Winds,

----- Original
Message -----
From: "Ken Powers
sailingaquarius@... [amelyachtowners]"
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:53 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Alex
aboard Nikimat

> To All,
> My thoughts and prayers go out to all the
people that were in
> the path of Irma.
  Is there anyone close to Alex that could
> pick him up and take him somewhere
safe....  maybe Martinique.... 
> I
hope things get better quickly,
> Ken
PowersAquarius SM2K 
> On Tuesday,
September 12, 2017 10:18 AM, "Ben Driver
@JoeDoakes [amelyachtowners]"
> wrote:
>   We got a mail
from our friends in France - Edouard And
> Marie-Helene Parent .  They were able to
hook Alex up with a
> Swiss national who
will assist him - if possible 
> "I received your file and send on the
net a swiss friend is in
> contact with
him for an help by Swiss consul"

> Marie-Helene
> Ben and GayleLa Bella VitaSM #347Sent
from Yahoo Mail for iPad
> On Monday, September 11, 2017, 8:07 AM,
Ben Driver/YAHOO
> @JoeDoakes
> wrote:
> We spoke to a
friend in Cannes who is retired lawyer and
> lifelong Amel owner.  He is attending an
Amel function Thursday
> where he will
ask Amel's help for owners caught in the storm.
>  Also he is posting Alex's post from
St Martin on a Cannes net
> so more
I'll know of his and others dilemma. He  told us this

> morning  the government is sending
foreign legion to restore
> order.  His
email is below:
> J'ai poste sur mon
facebook et sur celui de mes amis de St
> martin mais pour l'instant c'est
le chaos à St Martin.L'armee et
500 légionnaires et des commandos de police arrivent
> à St Martin pour
sécuriser l'île.C'est horrible et nous le
> plaignons beaucoup.Nous sommes en FRANCE
et ne pouvons rien
> faire
d'ici.J'ai envoyé à AMEL votre message et le
> I post on my facebook and
that of my friends of St martin but
for now it is the chaos in St Martin. The army and 500
> legionnaires and police commandos arrive
today in St Martin to
> secure We are in
FRANCE and can do nothing from here. I have
> sent to AMEL your message and the
testimony of Alex, COURAGE
> Ben and Gayle S/V La Bella VitaSM #347
> Sent from my iPad
> On
Sep 11, 2017, at 5:34 AM, 'Hanspeter.baettig'
> hanspeter.baettig@...
> wrote:
>   Alex, BillI spoke with the Swiss
Goverment. In St.Martin
> there is no
Swiss Emassy and no Consulat.The contact Alex needs
> is the following:Regional Konsulatcenter
for St. Martin is in
> Den Haag,
HollandRegionales Konsularcenter Benelux Den Haagc/o
> Schweizerische BotschaftLange Voorhout
422514 EE Den
> HaagNiederlandethis
office is also responsible for St.
MartinPhone: +31 70 3642831/32Fax: +31 70 3651238email:
> benelux@... I coud help a
littel bit.And Alex take
> care my
thougt are with youHanspeterSM16, Tamango 2
> Von meinem iPad
> Am 11.09.2017 um 14:03 schrieb
'Bill & Judy Rouse'
yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]
> :
>   Derek Gates told me that he notified
both Embassies. 

> CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
> Commander
> Amel
> 720 Winnie
> Galveston Island, TX 77550
> +1(832) 380-4970
> On Sep 11,
2017 01:58, "grazyna.piesiewicz@...
> [amelyachtowners]" wrote:
>   A message copied
form the Amel owners group on Facebook, a
> call for help from Alexandre:
> "From our
friend Alexandre asking for help. Please read it. St
> Maarten. Moral is low.
> I don’t even want to mop the floor.
> Just waiting for the generator to get the
> The fridge is warm.
> People, including the Hotel employee, are
> The government doesn’t sell
fuel to civilians.
> when we run out of
diesel for the generator: no internet, no
> fridge, no stove, no water for the toilet
nor shower and
> computers, phone, etc.
will run out of batteries.
> I really
don’t see a way out of this.
> 10.00
they are having difficulties to start the generator.
> The Hotel internet is down and I can’t
access the one next
> door.
> I just cry.
> During
the 2 hours the generator was running, all I did was
> trying to get Wifi.
Then, to make the thing worst, the Hotel which originally
> on $1500 plus water and
electricity, now wants $2250 because
they can not meter the electricity nor water I use?!?
> We argue for one hour, I tell them I am
taking back my diesel
> and selling it
to the higher offer.
> Finally we settle
for $1600 all together, but I lost trust in
> them.
> I no longer
feel safe here, more and more I want to leave, but
> I also don’t want to loose all I remove
from the boat.
> 18.30 the generator
starts, but no internet anywhere.
20.00 finally an internet connection.
Just sending the message I wrote.
> I am
so tired, if you could please contact any Swiss or French

> consulate to let them know I am at
Simpson Bay Suites
> 3D Billy Fully
> Pelican, St Maarten, N.A.
> 1.721.544.4441 (I doubt it works)
> info@... (I doubt it
> simpsonbaysuites@... (I
doubt it works)
> Thanks in advance.
> Sincerely, Alexandre"

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