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Oops! Small backhoe falls into water @ Nanny Cay Project site

- completely submerged machine will be salvaged tomorrow June 9, 2016
A shot of the work area at Nanny Cay from where the backhoe fell into the water. Photo: VINO
An aerial view of the Nanny Cay Project site at an earlier phase. Photo: Team of Reporters
An aerial view of the Nanny Cay Project site at an earlier phase. Photo: Team of Reporters
NANNY CAY, VI - A small backhoe loader fell into the sea at the work site of the $30 million Nanny Cay expansion works today June 8, 2016.

When this news site visited the work site, one of the project supervisors confirmed that the machine had fallen into the water.

Reminding our reporter that he was standing in a restricted zone, the man said the machine had sunk to the bottom and extracting it would not be possible before tomorrow June 9, 2016.

It is not clear exactly how the machine fell into the water and there were no reports of injuries.

“It’s in the water. We wouldn't be taking it out until tomorrow. You won’t be able to see it as it is underneath the water. It is just a small machine. We will get it out...lucky it is not in the deep water,” the man said.

Virgin Islands News Online understands that the backhoe belongs to Autley Crabbe of Autland Heavy Equipment.

General Manager of Nanny Cay Miles Sutherland-Pilch had confirmed that the Nanny Cay development project is forging ahead and completion of the undertaking is likely to be before the end of 2016.

However, concerning environmental issues that had led to the Conservation and Fisheries Department placing a halt on the development, Sutherland-Pilch had said in January of this year that those issues were still being resolved.

12 Responses to “Oops! Small backhoe falls into water @ Nanny Cay Project site”

  • god don't like ugly (08/06/2016, 15:27) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    He got his claws on all the work since 2011...Every thing going down in the crab hole...With all those CDB and government contracts he could afford to buy a new bulldozer now.
  • ndp (08/06/2016, 15:33) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    well sah VINO you are everywhere
  • Zuma (08/06/2016, 15:38) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    What a crock of horse manure! Where are the banks men and the site manager? The Project Engineer (PE) should be fined and the environmental department levy a fine against this BS. OSHA and the HSE would have a field day with this type of nonsense happening in the VI! When will the minimum oversight from Gov. be placed upon this disaster of a project? WHEEEEEN!!!
    • racist (08/06/2016, 19:43) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
      Blacks are not given permission to do projects like this for themselves....We black people are our own worst enemies.
  • SKA (08/06/2016, 15:44) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    oops! maybe it was working to hard and needed a swim
  • ccc (08/06/2016, 17:05) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Ok then must be a slow news day
  • DON Q (08/06/2016, 18:29) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ok get out the divers
  • shaw (08/06/2016, 23:23) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    CFD has been trying to protect the area but they are up against big government and special (over-riding) permission for this development. I hope this busy hurricane season finds this huge and inappropriate land grab. That is a coral reef out there. Nanny Cay is ruined in both coast and poor planning. the channels have stagnant water and the residential units are too crowded.
    • Scary Mary (09/06/2016, 08:50) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      I agree with everything you said, except about the reef. If was dead a long time before they started building on it. I know because I snorkelled on it at least 15 years ago and it was dead then. No growth of any kind.
      • shaw (09/06/2016, 14:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        too bad. All the more reason to protect others in decline NOW. And that goes for mangroves.
  • 123 (08/06/2016, 23:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    i hope each contractor uses the money wisely
  • BoiBoy (10/06/2016, 01:05) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    What a load of garbage so many of you people write. You complain and whine about everything. Get a job and be useful to society. I work at NC and it's a great place with more jobs coming. I wish more people would invest like this in our islands. Maybe they are scared off by pathetic moaning people. Zuma idiot knows nothing of the circumstances. Shut up unless you know the facts.

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