THURSDAY, APRIL 12: The Hon. Michael Weeks J.P., M.P., Minister of Public Works today announced that remediation work on the damaged thruster wall at the Heritage Wharf in Dockyard will begin next week.

Minister Weeks said: “It is public knowledge that the thruster wall sections of Heritage Wharf were damaged while Hurricane Igor passed Bermuda. While our initial concern was to determine the safety of this structure for use thorough a visual survey, the Ministry of Public Works carried out a more detailed investigation during the off season for cruise ships.

“As a result of our investigations, and in order to provide confidence to the cruise ship lines and eliminate any liability of the Government of Bermuda, we are undertaking remedial works to the damaged wall. These works are scheduled to commence on Monday, April 16 weather permitting. The works will be undertaken by experienced Bermudian marine contractor Crisson Construction Limited.”

The Department of Environmental Protection will observe operations and thereafter will monitor for any environmental impacts at the site and its immediate surroundings.