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‘Inventor’ on rusting hulk treating cancer

Victor Voigt, who offers free cancer treatments to people with an instrument he has invented called the Magic Magee Healing Tool, said on Thursday that he has cleaned out one bathroom aboard the ‘Viki Lyne II’ and intends to make more improvements. - Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle
Victor Voigt, who offers free cancer treatments to people with an instrument he has invented called the Magic Magee Healing Tool, said on Thursday that he has cleaned out one bathroom aboard the ‘Viki Lyne II’ and intends to make more improvements.
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Victor Voigt, an ‘inventor’ who claims to be able to heal cancer ‘within 10 days’ is setting up on the Viki Lyne II and inviting clients to come aboard for treatments.

Voigt, who offers free treatments to people with an instrument he has invented called the Magic Magee Healing Tool, said on Thursday that he has cleaned out one bathroom aboard the Viki Lyne II and intends to make more improvements.

Informed that a Canadian Coast Guard commissioned survey of the Viki Lyne II was conducted in 2012, and that it indicated the hull of the 54 year-old trawler is virtually rusted through, Voigt said, “It isn’t yet.”

“In fact, the hull may be penetrated below the water line but covered with scale and marine growth which is preventing the in flooding of the hull.”

The Canadian Coast Guard, asked about the safety of having people aboard the vessel, has not yet been responded.

But McAllistar Marine & Design was so concerned, they issued the following warning: “All readers of this document are cautioned that scraping of the external hull below the waterline may cause the vessel to flood.”

The Ladysmith Maritime Society, the Town of Ladysmith and the Stz’uminus First Nation have all expressed serious concerns about the environmental hazard posed by the Viki Lyne. Last fall 20,000 litres of oil and solvents were removed from the boat by the Coast Guard, but 13,000 litres remain — enough to do serious harm to the recreation, tourism and shell fish industries centered in Ladysmith Harbour.

“No-one should be on that vessel,” said Rod Smith, managing director of the Ladysmith Maritime Society, which runs the Ladysmith Community Marina, adjacent to the Dogpatch area where the Viki Lyne II is moored.

Smith has fired off an urgent letter to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans expressing his concerns.

Voigt isn’t waiting for anyone to give him the go ahead.

“I’m already set up. I’ve got people lined up,” he said. “Right now, I’m set up. If you’ve got pain, come on out, I’ll give you a treatment.”

— Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle

 

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