East Grand Bahama dredging plan introduced

Carnival is set to start the dredging works in East Grand Bahama for its mega cruise port in the next 60 to 90 days, a Carnival Corporation executive said.

David Candib, vice president of Global Ports & Destinations Development, said that they are looking to dredge about 12 meters and have identified some of the coral for transplanting and relocation at donor sites in Grand Bahama.    

According to The Tribune, the $200m port will be the largest cruise terminal built by Carnival.

Also, the facility would be able to accommodate two of Carnival’s largest ships simultaneously.

The cruise line broke ground on over 300 acres of land at Sharp Rock on May 12.

“We are incredibly pleased,” Candib said. “This is very important for us because the idea is that this new cruise port destination creates a gateway to GB.”  

The first component of the project will focus on maritime construction, which includes dredging and pier construction work.  

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