Minister DeSilva Meets UKHO Surveyors

January 2, 2020 | 7 Comments

Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva – in his role of Acting Minister of Public Works – recently met with the team sent from the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office [UKHO] – Overseas Territories Seabed Mapping Programme, which has been conducting hydrographic surveys of the island.

A Government spokesperson said, “In November, the public were informed to be on the lookout for a small airplane flying at low altitude over Bermuda.”

Wendell Kury, Matthew Stanley, Minister DeSilva, Mark Archer, Richard Goosen, Jamie Sapsford [Bermuda Airport Authority], Jennifer Mitza:

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“Recently, the Minister of Tourism and Transport, Zane DeSilva, in his role of Acting Minister of Public Works, met with the team sent from the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office [UKHO] – Overseas Territories Seabed Mapping Programme, who have been using the same plane to conduct hydrographic surveys of the island.

“The surveys, originally scheduled to occur in November but delayed due to mechanical issues and weather conditions, are a joint partnership between the Bermuda Government and the UKHO and involves using the aircraft’s survey equipment to capture water depths, land elevation, and high resolution images of both land and sea, allowing accurate mapping of the entire local seabed.

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“The survey data will be used to update and modernize the islands nautical charts to ensure safe and efficient navigation of all marine traffic, including ships in harbours and around the island.”

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“This is an excellent opportunity to have a detailed survey of Bermuda conducted at no cost to taxpayers,” said Minister DeSilva.

“The information obtained will be vital to our efforts of achieving compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s [IMO] Triple I Code and audit, to be held in December 2020”.

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  1. freeloader says:

    The Acting Minister doesn’t bother to say hello and wish a Merry Christmas to his own civil servants, but is happy to go for a freebie jolly.

    Leech.

  2. Infidelguy says:

    Minister Zane DeSilva looks like he’s scared and confused in the photo. He doesn’t come across as the self assured know it all that he pretends to be in the HoA.

  3. bluenose says:

    So it’s okay to accept things from the big bad colonizers? Like this and the Queen’s Honours?

  4. trump supporter says:

    Zane increasing air arrivals:)

  5. css says:

    This is wonderful, and I hope they fix the marine maps Garmin use so we can accurately see the edges of the Challenger and Argus banks! and proper reefline depths for fishermen recreational and commercial.

  6. Gustav says:

    all politicans Need a phote from time to time

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