Can cruise berthing be achieved without the potential damaging environmental impacts of dredging?
A new concept has emerged that aims to provide a solution to the main issues at the core of the George Town port debate.
It’s called the Cayman Sky Bridge, and the man behind the concept has high hopes for his unique design.
“It would certainly set Cayman apart from really all other countries when it comes to cruise berthing,” said GreenTech Group founder and CEO James Whittaker, who told Cayman 27 his idea to replace tenders with cable cars isn’t so far-fetched.
“It’s a tried and true technology. Traversing people using cable car systems has been done since 1893. This technology is over 100-years old and has been used around the world. It’s been use to traverse large bodies of water and in places like Asia where they have to account for typhoons,” explained Mr. Whittaker.
The Sky Bridge plan calls for two piers affixed to the seabed in about 70 feet of water, but the piers are not connected to shore. Mr. Whittaker said this eliminates the need for dredging.