The project has been undertaken in partnership with M/V Pacific Hope, a ship that is dedicated to supporting the local community through provision of medical care and construction services via its dedicated volunteers.
The Pier was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria and as a result, ships have been unable to dock there ever since. The work will partially restore the functionality of the Pier, enabling ships to access Cabrits National Park and Fort Shirley.
Dr. Lenox Honeychurch, Curator of Fort Shirley said:
“We are very fortunate that this assistance has come at this time as we are preparing to wel-come international students for a summer program at Fort Shirley who will need the Pier to access their dive boat. We also need to prepare for the 2018-2019 yacht and tourist cruise sea-son.”
Following the completion of the restoration work – which has been undertaken in co-operation with the Port Authority – M/V Pacific Hope will be able to dock at the Pier and provide much needed medical services for local patients.
Kamal Shehada, Development Director at Range Developments said:
“The Pier in Cabrits National Park is an important community asset and restoring its functional-ity will enable its wider use for a range of beneficiaries. I would like to personally invite and en-courage members of the community and associated organizations to join us in our efforts so that together we can benefit even more people.”