#Freeport, GB, April 5, 2019 – Bahamas – On 01st April 2019, a Grand Bahama Shipyard floating dry dock had an incident that resulted in damage to the dry dock and the ship, OASIS OF THE SEAS, which was in the dock for repairs at the time of the incident.
As both the floating dock and the passenger vessel are registered with the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA), and given the damage sustained and the potential severity, it is concluded that a marine safety investigation be conducted in accordance with the Bahamas Merchant Shipping Act and the Casualty Investigation Code.
In light of the above, I have requested the BMA to conduct a safety investigation of the incident and to report their findings, including any recommendations, to avoid recurrence.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured and all parties affected by this unfortunate incident.
Hon. Renward R. Wells
April 4, 2019
Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Press Release: Minister of Transport & Local Government