Fortune Bay dredging about to begin

Landside works have started in preparation for maintenance dredging and jetty repairs at the inlet to Fortune Bay Canal, Lucaya Service Company Ltd. (LUSCO) announced last week.


The long-awaited project was welcome news for business and recreational boat owners who had anticipated the deepening of the waterway would have been completed by now.

LUSCO said that the work involves dredging to minus nine feet Mean Low Water (MLW), resulting in the removal of some 33,000 cubic yards of sand.

According to the press statement, the company is supported by partners in the project, including Phoenix Engineering Limited, contractor A&D Gaitor’s Equipment Rock & Sand, and the Grand Bahama Port Authority and its Building and Development Services Department.

LUSCO said that they urge operators of vessels of all types to exercise extreme caution and care while navigating the Fortune Bay Canal area, both during work hours and during off hours when equipment and markers may be erected in the area. 

The project is expected to be completed in October.

LUSCO is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of Lucaya’s physical infrastructure, including roadways, waterways, ocean inlets in the Freeport and Lucaya areas.