Sinkhole at Sans Souci Port in Santo Domingo


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Feb 20, 2019

The Ministry of Public Works says that preliminary findings are that a steel cargo deposited at the cruise ship port caused the sinkhole affecting a large section at Sans Souci Port in Santo Domingo. The Ministry of Public Works is coordinating the removal of the cargo. The cruise ship port was not designed for passenger traffic, not to handle cargo.

The sinking of the northern side of the San Diego Terminal of the Sans Souci Port occurred on Tuesday, 28 March 2023 at around 9:45am. Deputy Minister of Equipment and Transport of the Ministry of Public Works, Élido Alcántara, said that initial findings are that the Pier # 6 section of the Port’s Don Diego collapsed due to the huge load of metal with weights of 2,000-2,500 kilos each deposited close to the building that houses the terminal’s offices.

Alcántara said no injuries were reported and that for the moment...

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