Barge Damages Port of Belize Pier

vlcsnap-2014-02-18-20h20m06s24vlcsnap-2014-02-18-20h19m58s156CEO of the Port of Belize Limited, Arturo Vasquez, says services at the Port in Belize City are limited following an early morning crash of a barge into the pierhead at the Yarborough compound.

The incident took place between 4:30 and 5:00 a.m. and has knocked the pier out of commission for 4-6 days as engineers assess and make plans to repair several damaged and cracked beams in the structure.

According to Vasquez, the Port is working out its plans to receive container cargo from those ships which can dock away from the pier, but some others may have to be turned back. Vasquez told us that the Port will not be closed and the ongoing shipment of sugar to the U.K. which began on Monday has not been affected as that ship does not use the pier.

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