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Nov 8, 2016

Seismic Testing Cancelled, but There Are Limits According to Department

Government confirmed today that regional offshore seismic survey has been cancelled. The survey was initially suspended on October twentieth following public outcry from tourism stakeholders and the N.G.O. community. Immediately after, the seismic vessel, Seabird Northern Explorer, departed Belize. So, why was the seismic survey called off? As we found out, it was a decision made solely by TGS, who informed G.O.B. that it wouldn’t be viable for them because pending consultations would have taken days and it was costing the company sixty thousand dollars a day to be out at sea, much more than the one point eight million U.S. dollars that is value of the entire scope of work. But what about the multi-beam survey? Well, that is still on the table. G.O.B. didn’t make mention of it that in its release today and when we spoke with Director Andre Cho of the Geology Department, he told us that they are awaiting a decision from government and TGS on that multi-beam survey. A ship to conduct the multi-beam survey is schedule to arrive on November eleventh.

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1 Response for “Seismic Testing Cancelled, but There Are Limits According to Department”

  1. Mike G. says:

    Here we go again.

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