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Port not affected by power outages

SHERRYLYN TOPPIN, [email protected]

Port not affected by power outages

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Despite comments made in a news report, the Bridgetown Port was not affected by the power outages which plagued Barbados for the past two days.

Rather, the seaport was “open without interruption” and for extended hours, clearing almost 100 containers on Tuesday alone.

“As a critical installation, we function on backup power when needed, and on that basis, our generators have worked without any issues. The Port remained open until 7 p.m. today delivering cargo, and as previously advised two weeks ago, will continue to open until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays to clear the backlog. The Port delivered 94 containers today while operating on its generator power,” a media release said.

The cruise facility also operated on backup generator and officials are seeking to augment production with the recently installed solar panels.

Earlier today in an address to the nation, Prime Minister Mia Mottley said both the air and main sea port, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and HMP Dodds were operating on generator power and were not impacted by the islandwide blackouts. (PR/SAT)