Less than a week after being put in place, the Board of Inquiry into the accident that crippled the operations of the Demerara Harbour Bridge for a number of days, has completed its probe.
The members of the Board of Inquiry handed over their report this morning to Public Works Minister Juan Edghill.
While the findings of the probe were not released, it was explained that over the past week, the BOI held extensive hearings and conducted a number of interviews with witnesses and other persons who were in the area when the fuel tanker slammed into the bridge, damaging several sections.
Minister Edghill said the the accident resulted in the bridge being out of operation for just over 40 hours.
He said the cost for repairs to the bridge has already surpassed $1 billion.
The Guyanese river pilot who was steering the vessel at the time of the accident remains on suspension. He was contracted to the Transport and Harbours Department.
The Public Works Minister has indicated that the owner of the vessel will have to stand the cost for the repairs to the bridge. The vessel was contracted by the Guyana Oil Company.
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