Saturday 28 March, 2020

Fishermen, sailors, captains told: St. Peter ports available

The surf as a direct result of the passing of Tropical Storm Dorian is expected "to be considerable".

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This warning came from the Leader of Barbados, Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who said that it is predicted to be "about 6 feet to 12 feet or 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 metres".

Therefore, she advised that the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy - Fisheries Division has made arrangements for haul-up to take place at Pile Bay and Bay Street.

She further stressed that "Port Ferdinand and Port St. Charles are prepared to take in vessels from Sunday afternoon for safe harbour and we're asking fishermen to consider taking the actions early enough." Both ports are located in St. Peter.

Noting the importance of the vessels as some persons sole source of income, she urged boat owners to bring their vehicles and vessels to safety and said that if any challenges occur, the earlier they act, the better a position they would be in to deal with such.

She gave notice during a press conference around 2:30 pm, yesterday, Sunday, August 25, 2019, as Tropical Storm Dorian approaches Barbados from the South.

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