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#17517 - 12/23/03 07:01 PM Navigational Aids Installed At Haulover Creek Entrance  
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Navigational Aids Installed At Haulover Creek

23 December, 2003 - Belmopan
The Belize Ports Authority is pleased to
announce the installation of
navigational aids at the entrance to Haulover
Creek. Six lighted buoys
marking the newly dredged channel are now in

Under the direction of the Belize Ports
Authority and with funding from
Fort Street Tourism Village, 3D Marine Belize
Ltd designed, constructed
and installed the six buoys that were
fabricated entirely in Belize. Sub
contractors on this project were Baraka Ltd.
for foam, Richard Jex
Welding, for steel work, and Neon Plastics for

The buoys, constructed of locally available
materials, conform fully to
IALA Region B Conventions, and US Coast Guard
standards for construction
and visibility. They are lighted and equipped
with radar reflectors for
visibility in all conditions.

Captain Suddes, Ports Commissioner stated,
"Navigational safety has been
greatly improved because of these buoys. Among
those to benefit will be
the cruise ship tenders and local traffic. 3D
marine has provided a
suitable buoy for use in Belize waters, to
properly mark hazards to

The Belize Ports Authority, through its
agreement with 3D Marine Belize
Ltd, will next install buoys and beacons at the
entrance to the newly
completed wharf in San Pedro, Ambergris as well
as buoys at Porto

#17518 - 12/23/03 08:30 PM Re: Navigational Aids Installed At Haulover Creek Entrance  
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Another important step forward for the Nation of Belize. Congratulations!

#17519 - 12/26/03 10:48 PM Re: Navigational Aids Installed At Haulover Creek Entrance  
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from a friend...
looks like some information dispersal will be needed...

I watched about 50% of the boat traffic coming and going past Baron Bliss Light on the 24th totally ignoring the new channel markers. This included c s tenders, water taxis, private boats, fast and slow. One tender leaving the village skirted Bird's Isle, now deeper, and others did not seem to know or care what the red and green markers mean. The channel area seems pretty narrow and fast fully loaded tenders and tour boats seemed mor intent on trying to avoid each other's wakes. Some education for the not so sea fearing among us seems in order.

#17520 - 12/26/03 11:57 PM Re: Navigational Aids Installed At Haulover Creek Entrance  
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Sea fearing? or sea faring? A little fear would go along way toward improving the maritime operations in Belize. A training program is definitely in order! Strict enforcement too.

#17521 - 12/28/03 12:24 AM Re: Navigational Aids Installed At Haulover Creek Entrance  
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San Pedro needs navigational aids from Coconuts to Jesse's residence. :rolleyes: laugh

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