Soufriere Foundation to manage jetties

PRESS RELEASE – The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) will assume management of the jetties in port Soufriere and ensure that stipulated docking fees are collected from December 1st, 2016.

These jetties include the main porting dock, a boardwalk facility, a Fisheries Complex unit and a smaller pier located on the Hummingbird beach in Soufriere.

The past several weeks have seen the organization engaged in a number of structural and refurbishment work on the main jetty primarily due to its dilapidated condition and the many complaints over the past few years of damage to boats and inadequate supplementary facilities to accommodate the safe and secure mooring of sea vessels.

One of the mandates of the SRDF in conjunction with SLASPA (Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority) is to ensure close adherence to the ISPS (International Security and Port Facility- Code) due to its far reaching repercussions if contravened; hence, the need to ensure that standards and protocol at the jetties were not being compromised also became a major factor in determining the commencement of the work project.

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