IRMAVERSARY - SEPTEMBER 6, 2018
"And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.
- Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Scroll through this image set, and then drag the bar left and right to see the photos from September 8, 2017 (two days after Irma) and photos from September 4 and 5, 2018.
OUR POST-IRMA UPDATES AS THEY HAPPENED....
We are finally getting ourselves organized after the horrendous passage of Irma on Wednesday. First the good news from the Nanny Cay perspective: So far, and we have not heard from everybody, we have had no reports of loss of life of any of our staff, and certainly no one that rode out the hurricane…
Well, this time last week the worst of Irma was about to hit the BVI. After cutting ourselves out of our respective shelters, it has been a very busy week throughout the BVI and Nanny Cay. Partial power has been restored. The RO Water Plant, which was more damaged than we thought, has been fixed…
With 40 Commando HQ, and 60 Royal Marines at Nanny Cay, we have been able to better establish the role of the Royal Marines in the aid efforts in the BVI. Their primary role is to provide security, to stabilize the BVI, protect the population, enable recovery, and support the provision of aid from the…
The eye of Hurricane Maria passed 55 miles to the south of Tortola, as a category 4 or 5 hurricane, in the early hours of Wednesday and we suffered minimal damage in comparison to Irma. However, we did suffer some additional damage to property and boats. We experienced hurricane force winds (full strength still to…
Call for sailors to attend the BVI Spring Regatta 2018- March 26- April 1
With most of the Caribbean islands caught in the wrath of hurricane Irma and then Maria, two category five hurricanes that hit land and made history, the message from the organisers of the BVI Spring Regatta is strong and clear:
Hurricane Irma passed just over a month ago, and while we still have a long way to go, solid progress continues.
Sixty docks are due to arrive in November and be installed in the undamaged outer marina, this will give us just over 100 slips here. We hope to accommodate many of our guests here this season.
90 boats in the two main storage areas have been righted, re-chocked, and/or moved since Irma; we have restored our fuel docks, are serving fuel and water; we have managed to salvage additional docks to rebuild ‘A’ dock; the 36th annual BVI Charter Yacht Show takes place this week.
At 3pm on February 23, the Nanny Cay team righted the last boat in the boatyard that had been toppled by Hurricane Irma on September 6th.
Over 200 boats were moved in the process, with us having to move 80 boats to reach the 130 boats that had to be righted and re-chocked.
The damage caused to the inner marina by Hurricane Irma on September 6th, has resulted in the need to completely replace the docks. This damage reduced our overall dockage capacity by 75%.
The current goal is to have the inner marina fully operational by November, with phased roll out of docks and services between now and then.
Inner marina to be fully operational by December; Major infrastructural improvements coming this year including increased water production and storage; Boatyard getting new 60-tonne trailer; Owners committed to improving and hardening Nanny Cay to maintain its status as the Caribbean’s premier resort marina and boatyard.
Four docks completed in inner marina, first refurbished hotel rooms available for booking, work on additional reconstruction and improvements continue apace.