Friday, 5 October 2007

Tug boat fire

The Bushrod Island, the only tug in the Port of Monrovia, yesterday caught fire and is now disabled and undergoing repairs whilst several supply ships sit at anchor off-shore awaiting the tug's services. This is an absolute disaster for this country - the Port is the gateway to Liberia's economy, and is now effectively closed if it has no working tug. Urgently needed relief supplies cannot get in, nor can rice and other food. Please pray for rapid and good repairs to the tug or a speedy replacement, or the situation could become extreme. Pictured, the unfortunate tug before the fire. Olly

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