Night operations commence for small passenger boats

16th December, 2013

KINGSTON - The Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) has given approval for the small passenger boats operating between Georgetown and Vreed-En-Hoop to operate at nights until 20:00hrs, with effect from December 1, 2013.

All of the vessels that are operating during this period were re-inspected and are equipped with all the required navigation lights and the necessary equipment to operate at nights. Lights have also been installed at both termini to further enhance the safety and security of persons using this service.

The Department is continuously monitoring this situation with the view of a thorough evaluation early in the New Year.

The Guyana Police Service is playing an integral part in this exercise to assist in the maintenance of law and order.