Port Takoradi installs navigational channel buoys to enhance vessels’ safety


A number of navigational channel buoys have been installed along access channels in Port Takoradi.

These channel buoys have been installed to enhance safety of navigation for ocean-going vessels (OGVs) coming in and out of the port.

The Harbour Master at Port Takoradi, Captain James Richmond Quayson, says this initiative aligns with GPHA’s efforts to make ship navigation in the port’s jurisdiction easier and safer.
“This is supposed to not leave the navigator in doubt. Hitherto, the navigators used their knowledge of the area and help from our pilots to safely berth in the port. But now, these buoys will ensure the captains are well-informed during their passage in and out of the port,” Capt. Quayson said.

Concurrently, management of Port Takoradi have embarked on a series of community engagements with fisher-folk in fishing communities around the port.

The sensitisation exercise, which took place in Ngyiresia, Nkotompo, Poasi ‘New York’ and the ABS Fishing Harbour in Sekondi, was necessary to educate the fisher-folk on why and how to keep a safe distance from the buoys when within the port’s vicinity.

Port Takoradi management pictured with some fisher-folk

The Harbour Master at Port Takoradi also encouraged fisher-folk living around the port’s vicinity to desist from the temptation of engaging in criminal activities such as petty-theft and stowing away.

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