By Admin. Updated 5:39 p.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
Chateaubelair, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – Parliamentary Representative for the North Leeward constituency and Tourism Minister, Carlos James says the wharf at Chateaubelair is “structurally completed”.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, James said the Wharf “can accommodate a 200-ton crane, trucks, any commercial vehicle, or people to be loaded or off-loaded on vessels, which can now safely dock in the Chateaubelair Bay”.
He said that “According to the contractor, minor installations are remaining, such as light fittings, etc., however, this does not affect the use of the Wharf in the event of an emergency evacuation.”
His post follows feedback from earlier statements he made, saying that the wharf can be used to evacuate people by sea, if there is an explosive eruption of the La Soufriere volcano.
Some persons were questioning the accuracy of his statements because work was still being done on the structure and heavy machinery is still at the site.
The north leeward communities of Chateaubelair, Richmond and surrounding areas are in the red danger zone of the volcano, should there be an explosive eruption.