On this day in 2017… M.V Lady Northcote sets sail once again
DPI, Guyana, Monday, August 27, 2018
Today marks one year since M.V. Lady Northcote had been given the ‘stamp of approval’ to sail the country’s waters once again after being docked for much-needed rehabilitation works.
The Guyana National Industrial Company (GNIC) had been awarded the docking and repairs contract for then 80-year-old vessel, which was tendered in April 2017.
The repair works included: sandblasting and painting of the hull; cleaning and painting of the superstructure and cargo hold; sand sweeping and painting of the main deck; repairs to the entire propulsion system, the promenade deck and cleaning of both fuel and water tanks all in accordance with the International Quality Standards.
Minister within Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson noted that the upgrades were in keeping with the government’s commitment to enhancing the livelihood of citizens, especially those who depend on water transport for their goods and services.
The Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) noted the work was completed within the timeframe requested.
Image: Ministry of Public Infrastructure