Ferry operations resume

first_imgAfter a one week period to facilitate repairs to the Supenaam Stelling, ferries MV Sabanto and MV Kanawan has resumed operations.The two ferries ply the Supenaam/Parika route transporting people, vehicles and cargo to and from Region Two. However, operations were halted after the captain of MV Sabanto reportedly lost control of the vessel while mooring.Although the ramp is yet to be completely fixed, passengers and small vehicles have begun using the ferries again as they are able to moor. However, truck drivers/owners are at a great disadvantage since they have to wait long hours to use the MV Malali and MV Makouria ferries. Trucks have to wait in line for at least 4 hours to access these ferries.As such these drivers are calling on Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson to immediately intervene to have the repairs done as quickly as possible.On July 27, transport officials launched a probe into the crash which had resulted in damage to the back of the vessel and sections of the stelling. The incident occurred about 18:30h as the vessel arrived from Parika with hundreds of passengers and vehicles onboard.Persons who were on the ferry at the time of the incident began to panic as they were only able to disembark almost two hours later at 20:00h, while several vehicles were damaged as a result of the collision.While the probe is ongoing, owners of the damaged vehicles are demanding compensation.Authorities had warned that anyone found culpable for the accident will be sanctioned.last_img read more

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JOBS BOOST AS DONEGAL COMPANY CREATE FIFTEEN NEW JOBS

first_imgBUSINESS: A Donegal company has announced exciting expansion plans and has confirmed it will create fifteen new jobs over the next two years.Donegal Bio energy firm, Connective Energy Holdings Limited, has announced they’ll create ninety new jobs over the next two years in its bio gas production plants across the country. At first, fifteen jobs will be created in one of the company’s digestion facilities in Glenmore Estate – when it opens later this year.However, as part of the company’s expansion plans, management have said it will employ up to 90 people within the next two years with the creation of two more facilities in Co Dublin and Co Down later this year, and three additional plants next year.Each anaerobic digestion facility will take in around 90,000 tonnes of organic material such as farm slurry, poultry litter and manure and convert this material into bio gas to be used as a fuel and CO2, used in the food and drinks industry.Speaking at the announcement of the new jobs, Brendan McSorley, Development Manager of Connective Energy Holdings Limited said the plants will remove and recycle CO2 as a food product leaving “clean organic fertiliser used as soil conditioner”. He described the process as “environmentally friendly.”JOBS BOOST AS DONEGAL COMPANY CREATE FIFTEEN NEW JOBS was last modified: March 7th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BoostBusinesscompanyCreationdonegalFifteennewslast_img read more

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