Minister: Nassau Harbour Not Maintained Properly (The Bahamas)

Glenys Hanna-Martin, the Transport and Aviation Minister, a few days ago said: “The Nassau Harbour, which cost the former government $44 million to dredge, has not been maintained properly – leading to millions of dollars in lost revenue from cruise ships.”

Speaking in Parliament, Mrs Hanna-Martin said two cruise ship slips are in urgent need of dredging as they are too shallow to accommodate the bigger vessels.

For almost two years the port has turned away ships because of the dilemma,” she said. “The clearance between the vessels and the sea bed can be less that two feet, this has adversely impacted our revenue generating potential.”

According to tribune242.com, Mrs Hanna-Martin said preparation for dredging cruise ship slips 15 and 16 is underway with the actual dredging expected to take a week.

“We will undertake to carry out these works as soon as possible so as to plug up this revenue leak and allow our people to greater access to some of the bounty in the tourism industry and thus enhance the quality of their home lives,” she concluded.

Dredging Today Staff, June 13, 2012;

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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