Pilot Boat Repairs To Cost Govt $10,000

March 11, 2022 | 3 Comments

The repairs to the Pilot Boat St. David will cost the government $10,000 as the remaining amount will be covered by insurance, Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said.

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [March 11], Minister Scott said, “On 14 May 2021, I informed this Honourable House that the propellers and rudder of the pilot boat St. David was damaged during a training exercise on 6 May 2021 and that the St. David was sent to the Gladding & Hearn shipyard in Boston for repairs.

“Once the shipyard and Lloyds Classification thoroughly inspected the damage, it was determined that there was also damage to the hull and engine propulsion.

“The repairs were completed last month. The St. David was transported back to Bermuda on the Oleander and arrived on Monday, 7 March. Once all safety checks are completed, the St. David will be put back into operation.

“The final cost for the St. David repairs is still unknown as the Department of Marine and Ports awaits the final invoices relating to the repairs. Notwithstanding this, the cost to the government is $10,000, and the remaining amount will be covered by insurance.”

Jamal Smith, Supervising Engineer; Mario Thompson, Pilot Warden and Maquel Bailey, Ferry Service Coordinator

Photo courtesy Dept. of Communication//Mark Tatem

Photo courtesy Dept. of Communication//Mark Tatem

Photo courtesy Dept. of Communication//Mark Tatem

Photo courtesy Dept. of Communication//Mark Tatem

Photo courtesy Dept. of Communication//Mark Tatem

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  1. question says:

    Burt spent 20 times this amount – $200,000 – on a champagne party and cruise weekend for celebrity models and influencers, so presumably we have all sorts of money sloshing around for little things like this.

  2. Umm ok says:

    So basically the Government just paid the insurance deductible. Why is this news?

  3. kevin says:

    2 Questions
    Is it in operation ..heard a rumour that its out of service already
    we hope that they have standards/ Rules in place to be sure ” unauthorized Training” doesnt happen again

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