Less than 48 hours after David F. Williams, Acting Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA), announced the 24/7 pilot service Aids to Navigation, the utility was put in motion on Wednesday allowing two vessels (MV/CSL Atlas”) to sail at 7:20 p.m. following the berthing of another vessel (M/V “Bulk Peru”) at 8:54 p.m. Mr. Williams made the pronouncement on Tuesday, October 20, in Monrovia.The port of Buchanan recorded the night time navigation of the two vessels for the first time in 25 years in fulfillment of the NPA management’s most recent announcement on the resumption of the services at the port.Prior to the installation of the Aids to Navigation along the breakwaters at the Port of Buchanan, the last booking time for pilots at the port was 5:30 p.m.The port is an International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) certified Security Level One Port (SLOP).It is located 272 kilometers south-east of Monrovia and is Liberia’s second largest seaport. The harbor is protected by two breakwaters, 1890m and 590m long. Inside the basin, a 225 meter long ore loading quay is located adjacent to the commercial loading quay, which provides a water depth of 10.5m below chart datum. Adjacent to the loading quay another waiting berth for ore carriers is available. On the inner side of the secondary breakwater, is a commercial quay, 334m long with available water depth of 9.5m below chart datum. The access channel to the Port provides ships a water depth of 11.5m below chart datum and a channel width between the breakwaters of 210m.Investment companies including Chevron, Equatorial Palm Oil, African Petroleum and others are expected to make extensive use of the Buchanan Port facility, thus increasing the revenue earning potential for the Liberian government.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
1 Three goals in seven second-half minutes blew away the Canaries Nahki Wells scored one goal and set up another as Huddersfield reclaimed third place in the Sky Bet Championship with a 3-0 victory over Norwich.Three goals in seven second-half minutes blew away the Canaries as the West Yorkshire team moved closer to sealing a play-off spot after back-to-back defeats.Elias Kachunga broke the deadlock before Wells’ clever backheel set up Aaron Mooy to make it 2-0.Wells finished off Norwich with a left-footed strike for his 10th goal of the season and a first in nine appearances.Philip Billing almost gave Huddersfield a fifth minute lead when he tried to curl home from the edge of the box but his effort struck the outside of the post.Rajiv van La Parra bent a shot just wide of the far post before Norwich went close when Alex Pritchard tested Danny Ward, the goalkeeper gathering at the second attempt.In another quickfire move at the other end, Norwich keeper Michael McGovern had to be alert to deny Kachunga, keeping out his header one-handed at the near post.Mooy had Town fans out of their seats on the half-hour but he could not keep his effort down.Seconds later Alexander Tettey blocked Mooy’s piledriver and Kachunga brought another save from McGovern.Six minutes before the break Huddersfield-born Cameron Jerome had the ball in the back of the net after a Norwich breakaway but the effort was ruled out for offside.Wells had a great chance in the 54th minute when he was through one-on-one with McGovern but the keeper blocked.Mooy and Wells combined two minutes later but McGovern again made the save.Norwich continued to look dangerous, with Pritchard dragging a shot wide and Yanic Wildschut lashing over.Huddersfield finally broke the deadlock in the 66th minute when Wildschut looked like he had been fouled on the edge of the Terriers box – but the referee allowed play to go on and Tommy Smith set Kachunga away. Ryan Bennett got a touch but Kachunga nipped in ahead of McGovern to fire home.Four minutes later Town doubled their lead when van La Parra found Mooy, who played a one-two with Wells. The striker’s backheel opened up space for Mooy to stab home, beating McGovern at his near post.The hosts made sure of the points in the 73rd minute when Mooy and van La Parra combined again for Wells. Van La Parra slipped in the striker from the left and he fired home left-footed.
QUNU, South Africa — Nelson Mandela came home Saturday.A hearse carrying Mandela’s body drove into his hometown in rural South Africa ahead of burial Sunday, returning the country’s peacemaker to the place where he had always wanted to die.It was here in Qunu that Mandela roamed the hills and tended livestock as a youth, absorbing lessons about discipline and consensus from traditional chiefs. From here he embarked on a journey — the “long walk to freedom” as he put it — that thrust him to the forefront of black South Africans’ struggle for equal rights that resonated around the world.As motorcyclists in uniform and armored personnel carriers escorted the vehicle carrying Mandela’s casket to the family compound, people lining the route sang, applauded and, in some cases, wept.“When I saw the hearse passing, I couldn’t hold my excitement. I felt like I was holding him by the hand,” said Norma Khobo. “It was very exciting, I saw him!”The vehicle carrying Mandela’s casket, covered with a national flag, arrived at the family compound under cloudy skies at 4 p.m. It was accompanied by an enormous convoy of police, military and other vehicles, and a military helicopter hovered overhead.Many people carried small national flags or banners with a smiling image of Mandela.According to Xhosa tribal tradition, Mandela was honored as a leader by placing a skin on the coffin, replacing the flag.