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After several years of laying at the bottom of Whale Cay channel the barge “Bahama Pride” is being salvaged and is expected to be completely removed before the end of the month.

Sunken barge removed from Whale Cay Channel

 

Above: A salvage barge from the Donjon Marine Company removing the sunken “Bahama Pride” that has been at the bottom of Whale Cay Channel for some time. Photo courtesy of Oswald Hall.
Above: A salvage barge from the Donjon Marine Company removing the sunken “Bahama Pride” that has been at the bottom of Whale Cay Channel for some time. Photo courtesy of Oswald Hall.

After several years of laying at the bottom of Whale Cay channel the barge “Bahama Pride” is being salvaged and is expected to be completely removed before the end of the month.

A salvage barge from Donjon Marine Company has carefully salvaged the “Bahama Pride”, cutting it into small sections to remove it from the channel.

The “Bahama Pride” is believed to have been transporting rock and sand to Baker’s Bay Development when it sunk in the Whale Cay channel under unknown circumstances. After several years the salvage insurance company, working in conjunction with The Bahamas Port Authority began removal of the vessel.

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Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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