Thursday 17 October, 2019

PATT: Perimeter fence almost fully installed at Scarborough Port

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository

The Port of Scarborough is currently receiving upgrades with the installation of a perimeter fence which is scheduled to be completed before the end of the month.

The 1st phase of the works commenced in January 2018 with the fencing of the area referred to as the “Greens” on the Western side of the terminal building.  The works re-commenced in January 2019 and the project is expected to be completed by 20th January 2019.  The perimeter fence will be constructed and installed with three (03) public accesses along Carrington and Milford Roads to allow persons to access the terminal building with ease.

The Port Authority (PATT) and its Strategic Business Units are guided by the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) in carrying out its various functions.

The ISPS Code outlines recommendations/actions which are necessary to assist in securing the premises and to mitigate against any security threats.

Around August 2017 an assessment was carried out at the Port of Scarborough by the designated authority for ISPS compliance and recommendations were made which included the installation of the perimeter fence at the GSS facility, Port of Scarborough. 

Discussions were held with various stakeholders in Tobago and tender procedures were implemented to commence the works.

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