Haiti Earthquake: Port Facilities Probably Unusable


An inspection by the Coast Guard cutter Forward found port facilities at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, were severely damaged in the Jan. 12 earthquake and apparently unusable.

Spokesman Lt. Cdr. Chris O’Neil said Thursday the vessel, aided by an intelligence unit, found cranes were destroyed and piers submerged. Aids to navigation were in their proper places, but on first examination, shore facilities are in no condition to receive ships that might be carrying relief supplies.

O’Neil emphasized that the inspection was preliminary.

Source: http://www.joc.com/taxonomy/term/3282


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