Coast Guard Investigates Damage To Port Canaveral Pier
By Space Coast Daily // July 22, 2014
TUGBOAT COLLISION CAUSES $500,000 DAMAGE
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BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA — The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a weekend incident that involved a tugboat hitting a pier, causing $500,000 worth of damage and scattered concrete debris in the harbor on Sunday.
According to Port Canaveral’s senior Director of Communications & Community Affairs, no injuries occurred and cleanup continues today.
Port Canaveral harbor is undergoing widening and deepening to accommodate larger cruise and cargo ships.
A bollard structure south of North Cargo Pier 2 suffered damage estimated to cost $500,000 to repair and will take up to three months to replace.
There also was minor damage to North Cargo Pier 3.
The damage is expected to cause some impact to cargo operations.
Divers secured debris at the bottom of the harbor on Sunday to allow safe passage of cruise ships.
Cleanup of concrete debris at the harbor floor continues today with the use of heavy-duty barge cranes.