Salvaging operations underway for truck



Truck 1[] – Efforts are underway to salvage the truck that fell off MV Kanawan on April 9 on to the Essequibo river bed.

The truck is now positioned next to the Supenaam Stelling and adjacent BK International loading dock.  According to the Transport and Harbours Department, it is very heavy and could not be lifted onto dry land.

Additional effort is required to lift the Truck out of the water completely today, April 11.

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. There was no damage to the Supenaam facility and it is in operational order.Truck 2

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

The passengers were able to disembark the vessel approximately one (1) hour after the incident through the starboard (right) side of the vessel, while the other vehicles were able to disembark the vessel.




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