Salvaging operations underway for truck

14th April, 2014

KINGSTON - Efforts are underway to salvage the truck that fell off MV Kanawan on April 9 on to the Essequibo river bed.

However, salvaging operations are being hampered by unfavourable tidal conditions, but operators are tackling this problem.

The truck, GKK 9195, was at the time transporting 12 tonnes of cargo when it unfortunately slipped into the Essequibo River between the ferry and the floating ramp while disembarking at the stern draw door of MV Kanawan at Supenaam Stelling Ro Ro facility.

A total of nine small vehicles, three canter trucks and nine small wheel-base trucks and seven full size trucks were being transported from Parika to Supenaam.

It is apt to note that there was no damage to the Supenaam facility and it is in operational order.

The T&HD and MARAD are investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident.