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A temporary floating dock installed near the airport will be removed over the next few days.

The dock, located on Kindley Field Road, was installed by the ACBDA in May, with the condition that it be removed after the end of the sailing event.

Mike Winfield, CEO of ACBDA, said that the dock helped facilitate the large number of visitors attending the event, including private jet passengers staying aboard private yachts.

He said: “While the ACBDA has had discussions with various entities that may take future ownership of the dock and its maintenance on an ongoing basis, there has been no definitive agreement and as a result, we have no option but to remove the dock at this time.”

Mr Winfield said that the organisation remained hopeful that the dock may be replaced at a later date “for the benefit of Bermuda's local boaters and visitors”.

The concrete piles supporting the dock will remain in place after it is removed, and will be marked with reflective material for safety. The dock itself will be stored.

The removal is expected to take place before the end of the month.

The Dock near the airport, which is to be removed (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published August 28, 2017 at 1:07 pm (Updated August 29, 2017 at 8:19 am)

Floating dock to be taken down

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