I’m beginning to wonder if anyone involved in Skanska in the Southeast branch has two brain cells to rub together. The latest mess on Tuesday involved a condominium manager looking out her window to find one of the supposed-to-be-secured barges… moored right off her building’s backyard.
This is, needless to say, nowhere near the sheltered bay the barges are by contract supposed to be in with TS (as of this posting Hurricane again) Zeta on the way.
On top of that this is a retirement condo. As the landlord stated on local news, she has residents from their 70s to over 100, several likely medically fragile. If the building is damaged they’ll need to find somewhere else to go and with all the various mask mandates, etc. that would be extremely difficult.
And did I mention the barge wasn’t supposed to be there?
She called Skanska. Skanska said it was fine, the barge was securely moored, nothing to worry about.
(I can just imagine her face. Something along the lines of, “You expect us to fall for that, again?”)
So she called one of our state senators. Who called Skanska and stated that something really needed to be done about this, right?
Skanska: “Oh sure, fine, we’ll move it!”
Well. It’s been moved. Where, the local news was not sure as of last night’s broadcast. But our Coast Guard has assigned an officer specifically to make sure of where the *bleeping* barges are and that they’re properly moored, which I would say indicates that even the Coast Guard has officially had enough of this… bull.
What I want to know is, what were the guys at Skanska thinking? That they could just illegally moor there, in everyone’s ocean view, and no one would notice? Did they think no one would care? Or did they just think the denizens of one condo wouldn’t have the legal pull to do anything about it, so who cares?
Has anyone told Skanska the first rule of holes: When you’re in one, stop digging?