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Nanaimo Port Authority Removes D-Float in Boat Basin

Feb 14, 2014

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Mr. Bernie Dumas, President & CEO of the Nanaimo Port Authority announces the initial stage of redevelopment of the Nanaimo Boat Basin with the removal of D-Float located in the inner basin, next to the Petro Can Fuel Facility and in front of the Pioneer Waterfront Plaza.

“We have a window to remove this float in preparation for the first stage of changes we are planning for this fall in the Boat Basin.” states Dumas. “We must minimize the risk to the public and marina users and prepare for the changes to come later this year. The aging infrastructure was decommissioned in 2013 on the advice of our Marine Engineer due to safety concerns. We have waited to take advantage of the window provided by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) for construction-deconstruction of marine works.”

Work will commence Friday February 14th, and continue for one week. All materials are to be removed in accordance with “Green Marine Principles” and be disposed of in accordance with DFO, and Environment Canada regulations and best practices.

The Nanaimo Port Authority is one of 18 Port Authority’s across Canada, established under the Canada Marine Act, to promote and support the National, Regional and local economy and to ensure a safe and secure harbour for Cargo Operations.

Bernie Dumas
President & CEO
Nanaimo Port Authority
250-753-4146 – Ext 222