Hearing of DHB lawsuit fixed for March 27

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Vehicles traversing the Demerara Harbour Bridge

THE $90M lawsuit, filed by the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) against the Panama-registered barge which slammed into the Bridge, causing damages, comes up for hearing on March 27, 2020 before Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George-Wiltshire at the High Court.

On September 2, 2019, a Marina Oceanic and a barge, which is registered in Panama and manned by Cubans, slammed into the DHB causing damages to the 40-year-old bridge
Following the incident, the bridge was closed to vehicular traffic. After undergoing structural repairs to damage caused, the bridge reopened 36 hours after.

The DHB then moved to the High Court and filed a lawsuit to the Panama-registered barge for revenue lost when the bridge was out of operation, and for damage to a woman’s car.
The tug and barge were impounded in Guyana.