Freeport (Bahamas)-based Grand Bahama Shipyard has reported no significant damage following by Hurricane ‘Dorian’ and resumed operations on 11th September.
“There is no significant damage to the shipyard,” said Graham Couser, the yard’s vice president to media outlets. “However, the island has suffered badly with personal tragedies and major infrastructure damages. As a business and community leader, it is our obligation to expeditiously return the shipyard, which has confirmed bookings for its docks and berths until the end of 2019, to full operation as soon as possible.”
Grand Bahama Shipyard is the leading cruise ship repair facility in the Caribbean region, having extensive capacity for drydocking and afloat repairs and is co-owned by cruise operators Carnival Corp and Royal Caribbean.
Carnival Senior Vice President for ports, Giora Israel told Bahamian media late last week that the cruise line is committed to restoring the yard’s operations to service as quickly as possible. Israel also stressed that Carnival was still committed to a major $100 mill investment in a new Grand Bahama cruise port, which was just announced several weeks ago.