In an official statement, the General Maritime Directorate (Dimar) through the Port Captaincy of Puerto Bolívar, detailed the restrictions and problems presented with the Faith Yadd motor ship when attempting to arrive in the region.
According to the statement, the motor ship, which had initially reported its arrival for general cargo, was subject to a review by maritime authorities, revealing significant discrepancies. It was noted that the Faith Yadd is internationally classified as an “offshore support vessel”, which excludes it from meeting the specifications necessary for the transport of general cargo.
Additionally, the Port Captain’s Office warned the maritime agency that the port facility designated for cargo disembarkation has specific restrictions for vessels other than general cargo vessels, as established in the current concession contract.
Likewise, he emphasized the need for the maritime agency to demand the ship’s flag and the permanent certification of the Classification House, documents that to date have not been provided, despite previous requirements.