Outer Cove Marina Structural Failure
July 31, 2001 - One of Outer Cove Marina's four fixed concrete ramps that connect the main dock to the shore collapsed Wednesday, triggering an assessment and survey to determine the cause and calling into question the structural integrity of the entire dock. Both entrances to the collapsed ramp have been blocked to prevent its use. The dock itself is still accessible via the remaining three ramps.
The Department of Lands and Natural Resources (DLNR) that owns and manages Outer Cove Marina is working with the Department of Public Works to ascertain the exact cause of the collapse and to evaluate the condition of the other ramps as well as the main dock and smaller finger piers.
Because Outer Cover Marina provides the only dock serving small tourist and commercial fishing boats, DLNR has assigned a high priority to the assessment and is considering options to ensure that commercial activities at the marina are not disrupted.