Angola: Long haul ships can now drop anchor at night in Lobito bay

23 September 2008

Lobito, Angola, 23 Sept – Eight luminous buoys have been placed in the entry channel of Lobito bay making it possible for long haul ships to drop anchor in the bay at night, the captain of the port of Lobito, Pedro Henrique da Conceição said Monday.

Cited by Angolan news agency Angop, the captain of the port said that by placing the buoys, which cost over US$150,000, movement of ships in the bay was now safer.

As part of the coastal safety programme, he said that three long distance lighthouses and three signal lights had been refurbished and modernised.

Henrique also said that three more lighthouses were due to be refurbished that are in previously inaccessible locations.

The captain of the port of Lobito guarantees that with the creation of inspection posts along the coast it will be easier to detect transgressions of recommended standards for sea activities. (macauhub)